Doorstops have been used in Europe since the 18th Century. Most of today’s collectable cast iron doorstops date from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Made in a wide variety of beautiful and detailed shapes and sizes doorstops are treasured by many collectors. Yellow Garage dealer Ron Adams Antiques is featuring an unusual cast iron jester doorstop. The jester is highly detailed and hand painted. He has very exaggerated features, a fool’s cap and he is holding a feather pen in his hand. Next to the nonchalantly posed jester sitting on a stack of books is his dog adorned with a feathered top hat and ruffled collar with bells. The doorstop is presented in as found condition with age and use appropriate paint loss and patina. The pictures represent an accurate depiction of the jester. The doorstop measures 12 3\4” high with a base width of 9 1\4”. Collectors will find this hand painted cast iron jester to be a interesting and very unusual form for a doorstop.
Unusual Hand Painted Cast Iron Jester Doorstop