Cast Iron George Washington Stove Figure, America, c. 1840, full-body figure composed of two joined halves with detailed head, body and robe details, the back inscribed in the casting "Design Patented Aug. 26, 1840," on a carved and white-painted Ionic capital, figure ht. 46 1/2 in.
Provenance: The collection of Frederic and Jean Sharf.
There is an approx. 1 in. very old hairline crack in edge of the hairline at the edge just to the right of center in the front half of the casting. Base has old shrinkage cracks, wear and associated paint loss.
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