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Molded and Gilded Copper Pig Weather Vane

Auction:
2431
Lot:
490
Sold for:
$21,330$18,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Molded and Gilded Copper Pig Weather Vane, America, late 19th century, flattened full-bodied molded sheet-copper figure mounted on a copper rod, the surface with yellow sizing and weathered gilt, no stand, (imperfections), ht. 21 1/2, lg. 36 in.

Reference: A similar pig-form weather vane is illustrated in The Art of the Weathervane, by Steve Miller, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Pennsylvania, 1984. p. 45 and A Gallery of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs, by Robert Bishop and Patricia Coblentz, Crown Publishers, 1981, p. 62.
Estimate $35,000-40,000

Lacking one ear, a little seam separation on back of one fore leg and the hocks of both forelegs, also along the center of the back a couple inches, there is an opening on the top of its back from previous mounting minor scattered and subtle dents, minor old solder joinery repairs.

Keywords

Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Steve Miller, Pennsylvania, A Gallery of American Weathervanes, Patricia Coblentz, Robert Bishop, Copper, Weather vane, Whirligig

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