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Molded and Wrought Iron Cupid Weathervane

Auction:
2608M
Lot:
1232
Sold for:
$474$400

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2608M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 12, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Molded and Wrought Iron Cupid Weathervane, America, 19th century, standing figure of Cupid carrying a large a bow over his shoulder, composed of cut sheet iron shaped and riveted together, and wrought iron bow, with incised details to face and wings, painted black, mounted on a rod with wood base, overall ht. 18 3/4, wd. 13 1/2 in.

Provenance: Ex collection Howard and Jean Lipman, sold at Sotheby's, The Howard and Jean Lipman Collection of Important American Folk Art & Painted Furniture, November 14, 1981, Lot 208; also the Rizzo Collection of Important American Folk Art & Decorative Arts, Sotheby's, Sale 4911M, April 29, 1982, Lot 42.
Estimate $800-1,200

The figure appears to be in the same condition as 1981, ther is a separation on one leg to accommodate the stand, also a piece of iron sticking out of his upper thigh. The stand is a little tippy but it has hangers on the back side to anchor on a wall.

Keywords

Jean Lipman, Howard Lipman, Cupid, Manhattan, Wrought iron

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