Antique Cast Iron Boston Terrier Dog Door Stopper by Hubley c.1910 | Dog Figurine Rustic Farmhouse Home Decor
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「Features」 · Cast iron Boston Terrier doorstop · Original painted finish · Circa early 1900s · This form shows the true to breed stance and the great expression Hubley dogs are known for
「Style Inspiration」 This adorable door stopper pays tribute to "the goodest boys" in the household! He look adorable from front, side, and of course the cute little behind! He will look positively adorable holding open your door, or standing on a bookcase or mantle.
A perfect gift for the dog lover in your life!
「History」 The Hubley Manufacturing Co. was incorporated in 1894 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania by John Hubley and produced hand painted cast-iron toys and household objects such as doorstops, bookends and bottle openers with themes that ranged from different breeds of dogs, to horses and cars.
In the casting process, metalworkers would carve out a wooden form or hammer the design out in metal. The form was then pressed into finely compacted sand, making an impression, and the cast iron was heated to 3000 degrees which was then poured into the sand mold.
In the decorating department, painters applied a base coat of white, cream or black to the piece and colorists used a variety of hues to achieve defining features. Many Hubley items bear identical color schemes, suggesting that decorators may have copied a model finished by a master artisan.
「Dimension」 10.5" H x 10.5" W x 4" D
「Condition」 The piece has retained its original hand painted finish and is in good condition with the appropriate patina for its age and use. One eye is damaged and shows signs of chipped paint on its body. You can leave it as is or do a restoration.