This heavy, full-bodied doorstop or bookend was probably made in the 1930's and has its magnificent, original paint with a traditional black-and-white coat, very expressive eyes, a vivid red collar and red mouth, and a gold buckle on the collar. While the paint appears to be original, the collar area may have been retouched at some point due to the bleeding of the red and gold paint in that area. The mold detail is very crisp, and the paint application seems to be really thick. This vintage collectible is unmarked, but is in excellent, vintage condition with spots of chipping paint and characteristic wear including small areas of rust. There is also a small gouge of metal at the shoulder that looks like a rusted-over spot of missing paint.
I do not, however, see any cracks or breaks. There are also parts of the doorstop that have visible mold seams, and two holes on the base might indicate that this piece may originally have sat on a base of some kind.
The piece does not sit perfectly flat, but there is no indication that this figurine was ever screwed onto a base. This handsome pup is 4-1/2" tall, about 5-1/2" long and 2-3/4 wide. Check out all 12 photos! This item would make a great addition to any Hubley or Boston Terrier collection.
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The item "Adorable Vintage Cast Iron Hubley Boston Terrier Puppy Doorstop Bookend Figurine" is in sale since Tuesday, April 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animals\Dogs\Boston Terrier". The seller is "juneauwho" and is located in Mesa, Arizona.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Uruguay, Russian federation, South africa.