WHAT IS THIS? ALUMINUM(?) DOG STATUE w/SCARY BLOOD RED EYES - DOOR STOP? HUBLEY?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by journeymagazine, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Anyone know what this is? I think it's made of aluminum - or maybe put metal? and has the craziest glass eyes I've ever seen! I thought it may be a door stop because it's too scary for a child's toy - but I don't think it's heavy enough.
    It does have a single screw holding it's two halves together just like a Hubley door stop - could this be a Hubley?
    It measures 10" long x 9" high
    Thanks!

    ART STATUE ALUMINUM DOG WITH GLASS EYES 1AAXX.jpg ART STATUE ALUMINUM DOG WITH GLASS EYES 1A_AXX.jpg ART STATUE ALUMINUM DOG WITH GLASS EYES 2AAXX.jpg ART STATUE ALUMINUM DOG WITH GLASS EYES 3AAXX.jpg ART STATUE ALUMINUM DOG WITH GLASS EYES 4AAXX.jpg ART STATUE ALUMINUM DOG WITH GLASS EYES 5AAXX.jpg
     
  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Horse?

    Debora
     
  3. rink28

    rink28 Well-Known Member

    It appears to pot metal. How heavy is it?
     
  4. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Alsatian/German Shepherd
    Popular after WWII
     
  5. flipper

    flipper Striving to face adversity with tact and humor

    It could just be exactly what you said it was...a strange, lightweight metal dog, with scary eyes?
     
    Christmasjoy and KikoBlueEyes like this.
  6. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    You need to correct the "Red Eye" on your camera.

    It looks like a wide nosed fox with canine hip dysplasia.
     
  7. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Edit,
    Its a Vixen too with a rusty foot and I forgot to add a :hilarious:
     
  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I'm sure it scares off more bad guys than a guard dog does.:wideyed:
     
    sabre123 likes this.
  9. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    100% agree. Just have the head peering through the drapes in your front window and you won't have to worry about intruders or even solicitors.
     
    Any Jewelry likes this.
  10. laura9797

    laura9797 Well-Known Member

    Is the screw to add gravel or sand to weigh it down thus becoming a door stop?
     
    lloyd249 likes this.
  11. Miscstuff

    Miscstuff Sometimesgetsitright

    Looks like a bad case of rabies.:wideyed:
     
  12. flipper

    flipper Striving to face adversity with tact and humor

    If you are able to weigh it down, as mentioned, then you can be definitive in what its purpose is...yes, it's a door stop! :D
     
  13. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Believe if bearing its original paint it wouldn't look so weird - Hubley did cast in both iron and aluminum, or perhaps a repro (is that rust on the back foot - could it be iron with aluminum paint?). Here's an aluminum one sold on Etsy, same size, oddly with screw on the front: https://pin.it/6MwI096, and an iron one on Worthpoint with good paint, no mention of glass eyes and a really long description: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/antique-cast-iron-doorstop-hubley-1791207538

    ~Cheryl
     
    patd8643 and Any Jewelry like this.
  14. laura9797

    laura9797 Well-Known Member

    [QUOTE no mention of glass eyes

    ~Cheryl[/QUOTE]

    The eyes might very well be an added addition by the previous owner.....
     
  15. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    The one identified on Etsy as aluminum does mention glass eyes...

    ~Cheryl


    32202011382.jpg

    322020113746.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2020
    clutteredcloset49 likes this.
  16. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Journey's looks to have been painted with "radiator paint."
     
    laura9797 likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted
Similar Threads: ALUMINUM() STATUE
Forum Title Date
Antique Discussion 8" wide sphinx statue May 13, 2020
Antique Discussion JB Germain statue May 4, 2020
Antique Discussion The porcelain statues of the three emperors of Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong Apr 3, 2020
Antique Discussion Found a creepy statue by the dumpster... Mar 29, 2020
Antique Discussion What is this guy holding? Help to identify statue TYIA Mar 22, 2020

Share This Page