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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3121M Marlborough
August 12, 2018 10:00AMCalender

Cast Copper Man on Horseback Weathervane

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3121M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 12, 2018 10:00AM


Cast Copper Man on Horseback Weathervane, A.L. Jewell & Co., Waltham, Massachusetts, c. 1870, flattened full-body form of heavy gauge copper and some applied sheet copper, old surface of verdigris and gilt, (minor seam separation, bullet dents), ht. 19 1/2, lg. 22 1/2 in.

Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York; Sotheby's Auction, January 27, 1989, Lot 1167; purchased by the consignor at the above.

Literature: Kennedy Quarterly, Vol. XVIII, No. 1, January 1978, p. 31, item #28, titled Soldier on Horse. For a similar weathervane, see Folk Art, Fall 1983, for an example advertised for sale by Ron and Penny Dionne.

Note: According to the consignor, in the quarterly referenced above the author writes: "like the Arabian horse made by A.L. Jewell, this weathervane is cast of heavy gauge copper sheet with heavy soldering seams. Quite probably like the Jewell it is also an early example of a commercially manufactured vane."
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
Estimate $6,000-8,000

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Kennedy Galleries Inc., Sybil Kern, Penny Dionne, Ron Dionne, Waltham