Important Gilt and Painted Molded Copper Goddess of Liberty with Flag Weathervane, Possibly by J.L. Mott Ironworks, New York, circa 1880
- Gilt and Copper
- Height 36 in. by Width 25 in. by Depth 4 in.
Steve Miller American Folk Art, New York.
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Of impressive size and appearing to retain its original gilt surface, this weathervane is among the best of the Goddess of Liberty weathervanes to survive. A similar example is in the Jane and Gerald Katcher Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery.2
1 Richard Miller, “Folk Sculpture: For Diversion and Utility,” in Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence: Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana, edited by Jane Katcher, David A. Schorsch and Ruth Wolfe, (Seattle: Marquand Books in association with Yale University Press, 2006), p. 237.
2 Ruth Wolfe, Jane Katcher, and David Schorsch, eds., Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence: Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana, I. (Seattle: Marquand Books, 2006), pp. 237-39, 382-83, no. 153.