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Molded Copper and Cast Iron "Dexter" Running Horse Weather Vane

Auction:
2509
Lot:
1066
Sold for:
$2,489$2,100

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

Description:

Molded Copper and Cast Iron "Dexter" Running Horse Weather Vane, America, late 19th century, molded sheet copper full-body figure with cast iron head, supported on a copper rod, original weathered verdigris surface with remnants of gilding and yellow sizing, no stand, (several bullet holes, seam separations), ht. 14, lg. 34 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

There are fourteen holes from bullets, seam separations on bottom of rear leg and on the top of the back where there is a bullet still lodged, large opening on rear facing foreleg probably from bullet.

Keywords

cast iron head, Bullet, Copper, Gilding, Verdigris

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