Paint looks original with some very very very small chips as seen in pictures. Feels like cast iron or could be spelter.Also wanted to say that the paint does have age cracks in it but still looks good. See pictures and ask any questions. The item "Rare Antique Iron Black Americana Lawn Jockey Bookend Statues Hitching Post" is in sale since Sunday, April 30, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Figures & Sculptures". The seller is "nfdtaz911" and is located in Nashville, Tennessee. This item can be shipped to United States.