C.1900 CAST IRON Doorstop - White Cat with Pink Ribbon
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AGE: C.1900 or so
ITEM: An original (NOT a reproduction) cast iron doorstop in the shape of a cat on a pedestal. Showing age related wear, you can still tell the original paint is in place. The cat has (what used to be) a white coat of fur and wears a pink bow.
CONDITION: Pretty darn nice for its age. Coloring is mute, there is a touch of rust color that adds to the patina. A little wear on the eyebrows and ears. Really, nothing you wouldn't find in an object 82+ years of age.
METAL CONTENT: Cast iron (yes, a magnet sticks)
HALLMARKS: Makers mark is on the left side/back - looks like ZR. Incised number of 1720 on the right side of the back.
SIZE: Stands about 7-1/2" high. Width at the base is 6".
WEIGHT: Oh, it's pretty hefty - about 4 pounds I think.
FINAL COMMENTS: Possibly a Bradley & Hubbard but I am not sure. The ZR mark is something I am not familiar with. I have checked the Internet and I see a couple of originals and a couple of reproductions - no one listing has hard concrete evidence of the piece being B&H. This piece is what is is - pretty darn nice, perfectly patinated and a great addition to any cast iron door stop collection.
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