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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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Atlantic Salmon
American School, 19th century
sheet iron weathervane
Height 11 in. by Length 32 in.
circa 1890
Toms River, New Jersey
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Provenance

Barry Wolf, Long Island, New York;
Charles Putnam, Ballston Spa, New York;
Steve Miller, American Folk Art, New York.

Literature

Roger Ricco and Frank Maresca, American Primitive (New York: E.P. Dutton) p. 120, fig. 160;
Steve Miller, The Art of the Weathervane (Exton, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, 1984), p. 131;
Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 54, illus. in color.

Catalogue Note

Starting with a flat silhouette form, the unknown maker of this vane created dimension by attaching a long rounded lozenge-shaped piece of metal onto its body and crescent-shaped gills to its head.

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