P.O. Box 6720 Incline Village, NV 89450 , United States Call Seller 510.414.4545


Vintage Cast Iron Doorstop "Carpenter" American, Circa 1910

$ 495
  • Description
    From the Alice in Wonderland series, this full figured American cast iron doorstop features the "Carpenter" and he is sitting down with hands on knees, a ruler in his back pocket, often referred to as "taking a break". Unknown manufacture albeit the number "665" is stamped at the lower part of the hollowed out interior (see image. The doorstop is completely original in excellent all original paint, with no repairs, no restoration, and no touch up paint. It is nicely painted in brown, orange, and black, with flesh tones to the face and hands. Dimensions are 5 3/4" high x 4" deep x 3" wide. It has quite a bit of weight to it considering it's size. Excellent age crazing and patina throughout. The doorstop is circa 1910, judging by the finish and the popularity of Alice in Wonderland in America.
    The doorstop is referenced on page 200 in "The Doorstop Book" by John and Nancy Smith written 2006.
  • More Information
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: Hand painted cast iron
    Condition: Excellent. All original
    Creation Date: Circa 1910
    Styles / Movements: Folk Art, Americana, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 289099
  • Dimensions
    W. 3 in; H. 5.75 in; D. 4 in;
    W. 7.62 cm; H. 14.61 cm; D. 10.16 cm;
Message from Seller:

We are specialists in the field of antique mechanical coin banks. These rare and unique items were sold during the late 1800's and early 1900's to encourage and educate young children on the importance of saving money, with the majority of them having been made in America. We are leading experts in this field and one of the foremost dealers, having traded in mechanical banks since 1976.

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