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Old Heavy Cast Iron Doorstop Fisherman or Old Salt in Yellow Jacket & Black Hat

  • $ 64.99

Description: Antique, early to mid 1900s cast iron doorstop cast in the form of a Fisherman in a yellow jacket and white pants. He is holding a tan colored fishing net in his right hand. His left hand is in his pocket. The jacket has black buttons. He is wearing a black hat and black shoes. The character is standing on a base colored in shades of blue to give the impression of water. The man has a gray beard and his eyes has black pupils and brows with his face being in flesh tone. The bottom of the base is painted in green and shows some minor signs of rust. This is a nice size piece and weighs over 3 pounds 4 ounces. Please see Jeanne Bertoia's book "Doorstops: Identification & Values" Published by Collector Books, Paducah, KY in 1985, page 70 for a similar example. Please carefully review the images presented as they are part and parcel of the description.

Date: Early to mid 1900s.

Origin: Purchased in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Size: Measures ~6 3/8" in height and the base measures ~2 3/4"by and ~2 1/4". The doorstop weighs over 3 pounds and 4 ounces.

Maker: Unknown.

Marks: Unmarked.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is definitely a nice and relatively scarce doorstop. It weighs over 3 pounds and although it would seem that it has been repainted sometime in the past it retains of the paint. A nice piece with beautiful and very interesting details. Would display nicely in your collection.

Condition: This doorstop is in very good condition with no breaks or repairs. The piece appears to have been re-painted sometime in the past and still retains its paint with relatively minimal loses. It does have some minor rust signs on the top and bottom of the base. It could probably use a good cleaning but we will leave that up to the new owner. Because of the issues listed here we are selling the piece AS IS at a fraction of its true value. Please see photos for additional condition information.

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