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2680B Boston
October 27, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Rare Large Copper Fighting Cock Weathervane

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2680B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 27, 2013 10:00AM


Rare Large Copper Fighting Cock Weathervane, attributed to A.L. Jewell & Co., Waltham, Massachusetts, c. 1860, flattened full-body figure with cast zinc comb, eyes, and thighs, with repousse sheet copper wings, tail, spurs, and feet, mounted on a large sphere, original verdigris patina, with stand, overall ht. 38 1/2, lg. 26 in.

Provenance: Walters-Benisek, purchased in 1999.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Minor dents to body and sphere, seam separation where thigh joined to leg

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Waltham, A.L. Jewell & Co., Massachusetts