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March 2, 2019 10:00 AMCalender

American Flag and Arm and Hammer Weathervane

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Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3222BLocation: BostonDate / Time: March 02, 2019 10:00AM


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.

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.

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

Note: This weathervane may have been on a Mechanics Guild Hall.
Estimate $20,000-30,000

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ARM HOLDING, Bernard M. Barenholtz, Robert Bishop, Betty Sterling, Randolph