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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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Silhouetted Rooster
American School, 19th century
iron weathervane with traces of paint
Height 22 1/2 in. by Length 34 1/2 in.
circa 1800
New Jersey
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Provenance

Dr. William Greenspon, New York;
Giampietro American Art and Antiques, New Haven, Connecticut.

Literature

Robert Bishop and Patricia Coblenz, A Gallery of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1981) pl. 32, p. 28;
Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 38, illus. in color.

Catalogue Note

This simple early vane presents an intuitive and effective abstraction of the bird’s form.

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