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Left Facing Iron Boston Bull Terrier Doorstop - Fake?

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Dogs238 of 915Cast Iron Boston Bull Terrier - Fake? Silver dog  Miniature Pendant Red Eyes 1 Inch Tall. The Size of a U.S.A. Quarter, no markings??
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    Posted 3 years ago

    malebrune
    (5 items)

    My mom collected this dog about 30-40 years ago.
    I have seen several doorstops (she had several) and I know that the left-facing ones are rarer than the right facing ones.
    But I have never seen one like this:
    Looks like most of the paint was removed at some point.
    The tail is docked. Did people do this to doorstops like they did to real dogs?
    The front right foot is missing a digit or two.
    Also, the size is unusual - 7" high x 8" wide . 4 lbs 5 oz. Supposedly the left-facing dogs came in three sizes. That would make this the medium sized one. I've just never seem one a left-facing one before.

    This poor guy has been through a lot.
    Question: Is he circa 1900-40s or a repro?
    Any information would be appreciated.

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Oh, he's fantastic!! He is for certain the real deal. He was made by Skoog in the early 1900's. If you want to see more info on this fellow, simply Google Skoog Boston Bull Terrier Doorstop.
    2. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      He's a really beautiful Boston terrier, so lifelike even with the worn paint area
    3. malebrune, 3 years ago
      Thank you for helping me to identify him!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      malebrune,
      You're VERY welcome! That's what we're here for. Welcome to CW!!
    5. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Great dog!
      Scott knows this stuff very well:)
    6. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 3 years ago
      Nice little doggie, he looks happy too.
    7. Mike78, 3 years ago
      Love it!

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