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Details & Cataloguing

The History of Now: The Important American Folk Art Collection of David Teiger | Sold to Benefit Teiger Foundation for the Support of Contemporary Art

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Leaping Stag
American School, 19th century
molded copper and zinc weathervane with traces of gold leaf
Height 27 in. by Length 29 in.
Probably Massachusetts
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Provenance

Private Collection, East Granby, Connecticut;
Collection of Maurice Cohen, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan;
Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan.

Literature

Kenneth Fitzgerald, Weathervanes and Whirligigs (New York: Clarkston N. Potter, 1967);   
Charles Klamkin, Weathervanes (New York: Hawthorne Press, 1973) p. 152;
Steve Miller, The Art of the Weathervane (Easton, Pennsylvania: Schiffer and Co., 1984) p. 128 and 143;
Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 26, illus. in color.

Catalogue Note

Several other examples of this charming early vane form are known. This stag's drilled eye and large, bent over rack of antlers set it apart from deer designs offered by other, later vane manufacturers as Jewell, Cushing, Harris, and Fiske.

The History of Now: The Important American Folk Art Collection of David Teiger | Sold to Benefit Teiger Foundation for the Support of Contemporary Art

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New York