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Molded Copper "Smuggler" Running Horse Weather Vane

Auction:
2431
Lot:
720
Sold for:
$1,659$1,400

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

Description:

Molded Copper "Smuggler" Running Horse Weather Vane, attributed to Harris & Co., Boston, Massachusetts, late 19th century, flattened full-body figure mounted on a copper rod, including a white-painted iron rod with partial cast iron directionals topped with a small copper sphere, verdigris surface, (minor dents), no stand, ht. 17 1/4, lg. 31 3/4 in.

Provenance: The weather vane was originally atop the carraige house on the former property of Darius R. Emerson of Newton, Massachusetts.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

One side of belly dented inward a bit, several minor small bullet dents, back of copper vertical front support rod is missing.

Keywords

Massachusetts, Harris & Co., Darius R. Emerson, Newton, Copper, Verdigris, Weather vane

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