A cast iron door stop depicting Punch. He is sitting on what looks like a pile of books. His left hand is in a fist near his face, his right hand is behind him holding a quill and paper. There is a dog sitting in the front wearing a ruff and a feathered cap. It has broken across the neck and repaired with a splint at the back. It is coated all over in green paint but it has been worn off in some places.

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