Statue of Mercury Attributed to Joseph Freelander (1870-1943)
Bronze, cast metal
New York, c. 1931
Draped figure in the Art Deco manner that functioned as a light post ornament, this is one of a number of ornaments originally erected in 1931 that remained along Fifth Avenue from 8th St. to 59th St. until 1964, some metal fatigue at feet, spotting from exposure, unmarked, ht. 21 1/2 in.
Note: Maine Antiques Digest reported a similar example realizing 20,000 dollars in 2015. This could be mounted on a wood or stone plinth.
Mount 4 5/8 in.
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