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Gilt Molded Copper Pig Weathervane

Auction:
3038B
Lot:
22
Sold for:
$30,750$25,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3038B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 04, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Gilt Molded Copper Pig Weathervane, America, late 19th century, flattened full-body form with molded eyes and mouth, shaped sheet copper ears, and tail with wire cluster tip, horizontal rod with ball and arrow point, old gilding, on stand, lg. 37 1/2 in.

Provenance: A Cornwall, Connecticut, Collector.

Literature: Pictured in Steve Miller, The Art of the Weathervane, pp. 44-45.
Estimate $10,000-15,000


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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Copper, Gilding, Gilt, Gold, Matter, Metal plating, Metalworking, Mineralogy, Picture framing

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