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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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Merganser
American School, circa 1900
cut sheet copper weathervane with gilding and polychrome
Height 14 3/4 in. by Length 37 1/2 in.
North Carolina
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Provenance

Ruth Troiani, Beautiful Antiques, Avon, Connecticut.

Bibliographie

Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 50, illus. in color.

Description

Red-breasted mergansers are diving ducks equally at home in fresh, brackish, and salt water, that were sought by gunners from the Canadian Maritimes to the Carolinas during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Males and females both have long, thin, serrated bills that they used to keep hold of slippery small fish, which are their main food source, and their flesh often reflected their preferred diet.

By repute, the present example comes from a hunting lodge on Dews Island, North Carolina.

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