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American Flag and Arm and Hammer Weathervane

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3080B
Lot:
57
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3080B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 03, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

American Flag and Arm and Hammer Weathervane, America, third quarter 19th century, the silhouetted sheet copper image of a waving American flag with a full-body extended arm holding a hammer in clenched hand, topped by a ball finial, old surface of gilding and later silver paint, on stand, ht. 25 1/2, lg. 65 in.

Note: This weathervane may have been on a Mechanics Guild Hall.

Literature: Robert Bishop, American Folk Sculpture, p. 146, illustrated.

Provenance: Betty Sterling, Randolph, Vermont; Auction of Bernard M. Barenholtz Collection of Important American Folk Art, Sotheby's, New York, January 27, 1990; Skinner, American Furniture & Decorative Arts, August 15, 1999; to a private Massachusetts collection.
Estimate $30,000-50,000


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.

Keywords

ARM HOLDING, Bernard M. Barenholtz, Robert Bishop, Betty Sterling, Randolph, Auction houses, Business, Economy, Flag, Hammer, Marketing, Mayfair, Upper East Side

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