Age on Spanish Ship Doorstop

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Steve Shubinski, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. Steve Shubinski

    Steve Shubinski Active Member

    I believe this to be a doorstop. No idea on the age or maker as there are no markings. Hoping one of the experts can help with that. It is pretty big and heavy! It is 10 1'4" tall and 12" wide. The base which the ship sits on is 6 1/2" x 3 3/4". It is brass colored but based on the weight, might be iron. Thanks in advance!

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  2. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    I’m no expert on Spanish Galleons but do you think a sail might be missing from the back? I think I can see a piece sticking up on yours and another bit right at the back that might have had something attached as these two examples.
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  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    i don't see a door stop...just a broken decorative item......
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  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Those typically come in pairs and are vintage book ends. Yours does indeed appear to be damaged.


  5. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE! The worst prison is a closed heart

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  6. Steve Shubinski

    Steve Shubinski Active Member

    Thanks to all for the feedback!
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