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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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New York

Swan
American School, circa 1900

Provenance

Ricco Maresca, New York.

Bibliographie

Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 49, illus. in color.

Description

Swans were common companions of the large groups of ducks that rafted and fed together in the upper Chesapeake Bay region, so commercial market gunners often added a swan decoy or two to the large rigs they set out. This heavy solid-bodied swan carries a substantial metal weight on its underside to balance it out in the water.

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