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Molded Copper and Cast Zinc Eagle Weather Vane

Auction:
2509
Lot:
1016
Sold for:
$5,333$4,500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Molded Copper and Cast Zinc Eagle Weather Vane, attributed to A.L. Jewell & Co. or the Boston Metal-Workers Company, late 19th century, full-body molded copper figure with cast zinc head and feet, original weathered verdigris surface, no stand, (several bullet holes, some with old repairs), ht. 13 1/4, lg. 16 1/2 in.

Literature: A similar eagle weather vane is illustrated in Weathervanes and Whirlygigs, by Bishop and Cobblentz, p. 51, figure 78.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

A.L. Jewell & Co., Boston Metal-Workers Company, cast zinc head, Copper, Reducing agents, Verdigris, Weather vane

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