Unknown. <em>Dog-Shaped Doorstop</em>, 19th or 20th century. Glazed earthenware, 9 1/2 x 8 x 6 1/2 in. (24.1 x 20.3 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.108.13. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1999.108.13_back.jpg)

Dog-Shaped Doorstop


Medium: Glazed earthenware

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th or 20th century

Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 8 x 6 1/2 in. (24.1 x 20.3 x 16.5 cm)


Accession Number: 1999.108.13

Image: CUR.1999.108.13_back.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Dog-shaped doorstop, salt glazed sewer pipe clay. Dog is seated on a stepped pedestal base. Eight-sided base has an alternating convex/concave design. Stylized and etched marks create the details of the dog, such as its eyes, nose, collar, leash and paws. Bottom on the piece is a rough unglazed surface and the center hole reveals the hollowness of the piece. Round green felt tabs along the edge. Condition: Good overall condition. Apparent glaze imperfections that appear as thick and smooth patches. Minor chips throughout.

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