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Cast Zinc and Molded Sheet Copper Horse Weathervane

Auction:
3121M
Lot:
884
Sold for:
$3,444$2,800

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3121M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 13, 2018 4:30PM

Description:

Cast Zinc and Molded Sheet Copper Horse Weathervane, attributed to J. Howard, West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, c. 1852-67, with cast zinc head, neck, and forequarters, with molded sheet copper hindquarters, ears, and corrugated sheet copper tail, dark patina with vestiges of gilt, yellow paint, and verdigris, mounted on an iron bar, including black metal stand, (a few minor bullet dents), total ht. 20 1/8, lg. 25 in.

Provenance: Skinner, Sale 2144, February 23, 2003, Lot 429, to a private Massachusetts collection.

Note: A similar weathervane model is illustrated in the book A Gallery of American Weather Vanes, by Robert Bishop and Patricia Coblentz, (New York: Bonanza Books, 1981), p. 69.
Estimate $3,000-5,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Robert Bishop, Patricia Coblentz, West Bridgewater, Chemical elements, Coblentz, Copper, Dietary minerals, Metalworking, Native element minerals, Patina, Reducing agents, Verdigris, Visual arts, Zinc

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