Increase Sales by 18% and double your hits – Vendio Gallery. EXQUISITE CAST IRON LACS MARKED SPANISH GIRL DOORSTOP. The castings of the foundries of old, to wit, Albany Foundry, Bradley and Hubbard, National Foundry, Hubley, and Judd Company are unrivaled as “works of art” – the amount and degree of detail in those era pieces set them apart from the mass-produced pieces of later years. And, here we have a prime example of one of those early pieces. It’s a well-preserved, nicely detailed, antique, CAST IRON doorstop, exquisitely cast in the form of a SPANISH GIRL, expertly crafted by LACS. This none-too-often-seen doorstop is referenced in Jeanne Bertoia’s book, “Doorstops”, at page 33. She is definitely reminiscent of the appeal for the Spanish motifs of the Art Deco period. Although timeworn and naturally aged, this lovely piece VIVIDLY retains NEARLY ALL of its ORIGINAL, POLYCHROME PAINT, with its detailing colors yet VIBRANT and RICHLY TONED! There is no spray painting here; it’s ALL HAND-PAINTED! Attesting to its age, there is chipping and wear to its original paint. And, where that chipping and wear does occur, it is followed by the exposure of the welcomed, base coat, or that telltale, yet coveted, mahogany patina/hue of the exposed iron, that can only be brought about by age. None of the foregoing affects the integrity of the piece, but merely evidences its ANTIQUE character. The EXTRAORDINARY AND SPLENDID DETAIL of this EXCEPTIONALLY SMOOTH CASTING shines through in the masterful, physical attributes and proportionment of the young lady herself; in her incredibly detailed and elaborate garb, including her fitted bodice and waistband, her flowing, long skirt, her elegant fan, and her requisite peineta (hair comb), with the wonderfully enticing mantilla; as well as in the 5-sided plinth/base, upon which she prances. SUCH MASTERY OF DETAIL IS UNRIVALLED IN THIS AGE! 760 – see the relevant scans. Rendering a STUNNINGLY IMPRESSIVE PRESENCE, it’s hefty, weighing nearly 4 1/2 lbs. And measures, approximately, 10 inches Tall, 5 1/2 inches Wide (from the edge of her delicate hand to the edge of her coquettish fan), and 2 inches Deep. Remnants of some sort of soft covering still adhere to its underside. There is no re-paint ALL ORIGINAL!!! , damage (other than the specified, paint chipping/wear), or repairs to this EARLY AND PRIZED PIECE! Please excuse the glare/reflection of the light on the piece’s rich paint, which gives the impression that there are some white spots/areas on the piece; it is merely reflected light…. KINDLY VIEW ALL THE 24 SCANS THAT FOLLOW…. Box is to be used, please submit the relevant zip code for a quote…. FREE image hosting (including supersized) with Vendio Sales Manager. Make your listings stand out with FREE Vendio custom templates! Listing automation and FREE scheduled listings by Vendio. The item “EXQUISITE CAST IRON LACS MARKED SPANISH GIRL DOORSTOP” is in sale since Friday, July 01, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware”. The seller is “robertjrocky” and is located in E PLURIBUS UNUM – Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Maker: LACS
- Type: DOORSTOP
- Primary Material: Cast Iron
- Age: 1900-1940
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Origin: USA
- Original/Repro: Original