This is the hard-to-find Modernistic Flowers cast iron doorstop as pictured in Jeanne Bertoias Doorstops Identification and Values price guide. 9 ¾ high x 9 ½ wide by 1 ¾ deep. There are no makers marks that I can detect. The flowers are blue, white, with yellowish-orange centers; the leaves are deep green with a blue hand-painted design; and the base is black with yellowish-orange polka dots. As visible in the photos, the original paint shows wear, chipping and crazing, which is typical for its age and intended use. The back and underside show some minor oxidation. Important to note is that there is a stress crack in the casting where the flower connects to the pot, which based on my research, is fairly common for this particular doorstop. Please be sure to view all the photos as they are part of the description. This is a nice old doorstop that has been in our family since the 1960s and I guarantee it to be authentic and not a repro or repaint. Happy to answer any questions, so please feel free to ask. Thanks for taking a look! The item “Vintage MODERNISTIC FLOWERS Cast Iron Doorstop 1930’s Art Deco HTF” is in sale since Saturday, February 23, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware”. The seller is “paperfx” and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Age: 1900-1940
- Primary Material: cast iron
- Maker: Unknown
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Origin: U.S.A.
- Style: Art Deco
- Weight: 4.5 lbs
- Type: Doorstops