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Molded Copper Grasshopper Weather Vane

Auction:
2509
Lot:
1075
Sold for:
$3,851$3,250

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

Description:

Molded Copper Grasshopper Weather Vane, attributed to L.W. Cushing & Sons, Waltham, Massachusetts, late 19th century, molded full-body sheet copper figure with copper antennae and legs, with cast copper directionals, original weathered verdigris surface, no stand, (lacking a portion of the hind legs, solder repairs), overall ht. 22, lg. 35 in.

Literature: A similar grasshopper weather vane is illustrated in the 1883 Catalogue of Weather Vanes Manufactured by L.W. Cushing & Sons, p. 17.

Estimate $6,000-8,000

Keywords

L.W. Cushing & Sons, Massachusetts, Waltham, Copper, Cushing, Grasshopper, Verdigris, Weather vane

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