It appears there is white paint under the gold, which could be a primer, or it could be the original paint, we are not sure. Given that it is made of bronze, it may not have been painted originally. The metal does not stick to a magnet.
There is a scratch on the bottom that shows a copper color. The doorstop is 9-1/2" long x 6" wide x 3-1/2 tall and is heavy. It weighs about 7 pounds.