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JUMP TO LOT
JUMP TO LOT

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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Flying Horse
Attributed To William F. Tuckerman
1816-1871

molded and sheet copper weathervane
Height 35 1/2 in. by Length 60 in.
circa 1860
Boston, Massachusetts
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Provenance

David L. Davies, San Francisco, California.

Literature

Architectural Digest, March 1997, cover illustration.;
Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving: A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) pl. 4, illus. in color.

Catalogue Note

Vanes of this form have long been attributed to A.L. Jewell of Waltham, but Jewell's illustrated broadsides and trade cards do not show this form or any vane with a drilled eye, while both of Tuckerman's known stamped vanes have drilled eyes. As noted in the catalog accompanying Spiritually Moving: A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture, this vane's form is remarkably close to that of the sheet copper steeplechase jumper in the Teiger collection that is stamped by Tuckerman. Given those observations, it seems likely that Tuckerman was the maker of this vane.

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