This is such an appealing Persian kitty -- a Hubley full body doorstop in all original paint. Our Bertoia book shows one made in a different color, calling it "Persian Cat." It would be perfect in any cat lover's home to use as a door stop or simply to enjoy as a decorative figurine.
Our cat is nearly life size at 9 inches tall, 6-1/2 inches wide across the front and 5 inches deep.
There appears to be no Hubley marking inside, but these were made by the Hubley company both with and without markings. You can see inside through the bottom, without having to open the original screw,
Condition is gorgeous - the casting is highly detailed and so very realistic! The two halves fit closely together and filing marks are smooth and minimal, hard to notice. There are NO cracks, splits or broken areas in the metal. The gray finish has yellowed slightly from age, but there is minimal chipping. There is NO rust or metal damage anywhere.
Please look at our closeups of puss's face -- we were surprised that there is no chipping on her nose! There are paint chips here and there all over, but nothing terribly disturbing. The artist who finished this piece even outlined her eyes, and added eyelashes! and the adorable delicate pink mouth line.
There is hard to see very fine crazing in the paint overall (we didn't see it until we looked at computer enlargements) Almost certainly this is because of age and a thick coat of primer and paint at the factory.
*** SIGN UP FOR EMAIL ALERTS of new listings or changes: Click FAVORITE "Heart" SHOP at the top of this page! ***Credit Card payments accepted through PayPal - just choose their "GUEST" option !
If you are the pending buyer of this item, go to My Account to view, track and pay for this item.
Vintage Hubley Cast Iron Sitting Persian Cat Full Body Doorstop Door Stop
$120 $160 SALE PENDING
Email Shop Owner