1480
1480
LADY GOLFER
Estimate
500,000700,000
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1480
LADY GOLFER
Estimate
500,000700,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

American Beauty: The American Folk Art Collection of Stephen and Petra Levin, Part I

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LADY GOLFER
Cast circa 1900. 
Copper repoussé and cast zinc weathervane with directional
44 by 38 1/2  by 15 in.
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Provenance

David Wheatcroft Antiques, Westborough, Massachusetts;
Alice M. Kaplan, New York

Catalogue Note

Golf did not flourish in America until the late 1800s, and women quickly followed men into the game. The Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on Long Island opened its doors to women in 1891, the first women’s club was formed in 1894 at the Morris County Golf Club in New Jersey, and the first women’s USGA tournament was held in 1895 at Meadow Brook Club in Jericho, New York. This unique vane probably represents an early female golf champion, perhaps Margaret or Harriot [sic] Curtis-the Serena and Venus Williams of their day-who competed against each other and dominated women’s golf in the early years of the twentieth century.

American Beauty: The American Folk Art Collection of Stephen and Petra Levin, Part I

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New York