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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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Ring-Necked Pheasant
American School, 19th century
polychromed sheet iron weathervane, on a tapered iron rod
Height 12 in. by Length 20 1/2 in.
circa 1825
Eastern United States
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Provenance

Walters-Benisek, Art and Antiques, Northampton, Massachusetts.

Literature

Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 35, illus. in color.

Catalogue Note

Pheasants were not a common subject for weathervanes, but this early silhouette captures the essence of the bird in the simplest strokes of cut metal and paint.

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