10-28-2020 08-12-2018
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3121M Marlborough
October 28, 2020 02:56 AMCalender

Carved and Painted Pine Canada Goose Weathervane

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


Carved and Painted Pine Canada Goose Weathervane, possibly Elmer Crowell, c. 1930, second paint, lg. 29 1/4 in., on custom stand.

Note: According to Robert Jackman, who handled the sale of this weathervane to the consignor, "Elmer Crowell was Cape Cod's leading decoy and bird carver, and this weathervane appears to be his work," pointing to distinctive features such as "the crick in the neck," "notched wing tips on offset wings," "fine incising [to the tail," and the use of "everdure [non-corroding] screws."
Estimate $1,500-2,500

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Robert Jackman, Elmer Crowell