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Charles Fayette Taylor (American, 1894-1996) Construction

Auction:
2881T
Lot:
1100
Sold for:
$523$425

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Auction:
Discovery - 2881T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
February 04, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Charles Fayette Taylor (American, 1894-1996)

Construction
. Signed and dated "C.F. Taylor/1961" in marker or similar beneath the wood base. Brass mounted to an oval wood base, height 30 in. without base, diameter of base approximately 8 in. at widest point, 2 3/4 in. high. Condition: Broken piece (included with the lot) from horizontal square element located 9 1/2 inches up from base, surface wear and grime.

N.B. Taylor was a pioneer in the development of the internal combustion engine. "A faculty member of M.I.T., Fay was the director of the Sloan Laboratory for aircraft and automotive engineering from 1929 to 1960. Following his retirement from M.I.T. he embarked on a second career as a professional sculptor in metal, combining his love of building aesthetic objects with his interest in the natural world and technology. His work is represented in several museums and public buildings throughout the United States." 1

1. http://web.mit.edu/hmtl/www/taylor.pdf (accessed 3/14/14)
Estimate $300-500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Charles Fayette Taylor, Fay, Hand, Internal combustion engine, United States

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