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3248B Boston
May 10, 2019 10:00AMCalender

William Zorach (American, 1887-1966) Sleeping Coon Cat

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3248B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 10, 2019 10:00AM


William Zorach (American, 1887-1966)

Sleeping Coon Cat
Incised signature and date "Zorach 62" on the back, stamped foundry mark "BEDI-RASSY/N.Y.C." on the left side.
Bronze with a golden yellow patina, 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (11.4 x 19.0 x 21.0 cm), on a black laminate-covered wood plinth.
Condition: Scattered spots of oxidation, uneven patina, dust and dirt.

Provenance: Ex-collection David W. Scott, curator and director of the National Collection of Fine Arts and founding director of the National Museum of American Art; by descent to the current private collection, Massachusetts.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

The laminate covering has become detached at the corners on the top of the base.

Base dimensions: 8 1/2 x 10 x 1 3/4 in.

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David W. Scott, Patina, Visual arts, William Zorach