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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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Goddess of Liberty
Attributed to J.L. Mott Iron Works
Fl. ca. 1828-1897

molded copper weathervane with traces of polychrome
Height 38 1/2 in. by Width 43 3/4 in.
circa 1890
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Provenance

Private Collection, Wolf Lake, Indiana;
Private Collection, Chicago, Illinois;
Private Collection, Eaton, Ohio;
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. 68, illus. in color.

Catalogue Note

At least two other examples of this weathervane are known to exist. One is illustrated in Robert Bishop and Patricia Coblenz A Gallery of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs, fig. 73.

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