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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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Rooster
American School, 19th century
fashioned from two layers of sheet copper, reinforced with a wrought iron panel
cut sheet copper weathervane with gilding and polychrome
Height 18 3/4 in. by Length 22 1/2 in.
circa 1800
Pennsylvania
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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. 36, p. 29;
Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 32, illus. in color.

Catalogue Note

This early Pennsylvania Dutch silhouette vane is distinguished by its large flat flared tail.

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