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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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Prancing Horse
J. Howard & Co.
molded copper and cast zinc weathervane with gilding and polychrome
Height 19 in. by Length 27 in.
circa 1860
West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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Provenance

Dr. William Greenspon, New York;
Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan;
Maurice Cohen Collection, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan;
Hill Gallery, Michigan.

Literature

Robert Bishop and Patricia Coblenz, A Gallery of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs, (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1981) fig. 123, p. 74;
Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) pl. 17, illus. in color.

Catalogue Note

Howard occasionally dressed up its otherwise classically restrained horses by adding repoussé manes cut and crimped from sheet copper. The company's horses, roosters, and peacocks all had these instantly recognizable features. In addition, this rare and choice example retains the original arrow it was mounted on. Like the form of the horse that stands on it, the arrow is spare and symmetrical.

The History of Now: The Important American Folk Art Collection of David Teiger | Sold to Benefit Teiger Foundation for the Support of Contemporary Art

|
New York