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August 13, 2017 10:00 AMCalender

Molded and Painted Sheet Copper Goddess of Liberty Weathervane

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3022MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: August 13, 2017 10:00AM


Molded and Painted Sheet Copper Goddess of Liberty Weathervane, Cushing & White, Waltham, Massachusetts, c. 1865-75, flattened full-body form with outstretched arm, sash, liberty cap, and grasping a pole flying an embossed sheet copper flag with pierced stars and three-dimensional finial, metal base with canted corners, the base of the figure's gown with oval presumed maker's plate, old painted surface, ht. 38 1/2 in.

Note: Any markings on the plate at the base of the gown are illegible due to accumulated layers of paint. The plate appears in the same place and same form as one noted on a similar Cushing & White Goddess of Liberty weathervane from the Alvin E. Friedman-Kien Collection sold at Christie's, January 19, 2007, Lot 412.
Estimate $30,000-50,000

Solder repair with associated inpainting to hole beneath chin on side viewed when figure is pointing to the right. Flag appears to have been resoldered to pole and has associated inpainting. Front seam of gown appears to have been resoldered and has associated inpainting.

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