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Rare Molded Sheet Copper and Cast Iron "Lexington" Standing Horse Weathervane

Auction:
3121M
Lot:
895
Sold for:
$3,198$2,600

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

Description:

Rare Molded Sheet Copper and Cast Iron "Lexington" Standing Horse Weathervane, America, late 19th century, flattened full-body figure with cast iron head, copper ears, applied textured mane, and corrugated sheet copper tail, mellow shaded verdigris surface, mounted on a copper rod, including black metal stand, (bullet holes, minor seam separation, minor bullet dents), overall ht. 27 1/4, lg. 36 1/2 in.

Literature: A similar example is pictured in Steve Miller, The Art of the Weathervane (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Pennsylvania, 1984), pp. 28-29; Skinner, The Meryl and Jay Weiss Collection, February 18, 2007, Sale 2349, Lot 109.
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

Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Jay Weiss, Bullet, Color, Copper, Native element minerals, Verdigris

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