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Copper Pointing Finger and Banner Weather Vane with Cast Iron Directionals

Auction:
2349
Lot:
47
Sold for:
$8,225$7,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2349
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 18, 2007 11:00AM

Description:

Copper Pointing Finger and Banner Weather Vane with Cast Iron Directionals, J.W. Fiske Company, New York, late 19th century, cut-out sheet copper banner with pierced "C" monogram, supported on a copper rod bracket with a scrolled flower motif, molded copper pointing finger directional supported on an iron shaft with copper sphere over cast iron directionals, old gray-green surface with traces of gilding, including black metal base, total ht. 65 1/2, wd. 36 3/8 in.

Literature: A banner weather vane showing the pointing finger is illustrated on p. 124 of the 1893 Fiske weather vane catalogue (Copper Weathervanes Manufactured by J.W. Fiske, 1893, reprinted by Wallace-Homestead Book Company, 1971, Des Moines, Iowa).

Provenance: Pat and Rich Garthoffner, Lititz, Pennsylvania.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Keywords

J.W. Fiske Company, black metal base, Wallace-Homestead Book Company, Des Moines, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Lititz, Pat Garthoffner, Rich Garthoffner, Copper, Gilding, Weather vane

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