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PROPERTY OF FRANK AND JUNE BARSALONA

A FINE AND IMPORTANT MOLDED COPPER STANDING INDIAN "MASSASOIT" WEATHERVANE, J. Harris & Company, Boston, Massachusetts
Third Quarter 19th Century
Estimate
100,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 122,500 USD
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PROPERTY OF FRANK AND JUNE BARSALONA

A FINE AND IMPORTANT MOLDED COPPER STANDING INDIAN "MASSASOIT" WEATHERVANE, J. Harris & Company, Boston, Massachusetts
Third Quarter 19th Century
Estimate
100,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 122,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana

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A FINE AND IMPORTANT MOLDED COPPER STANDING INDIAN "MASSASOIT" WEATHERVANE, J. Harris & Company, Boston, Massachusetts
Third Quarter 19th Century

The full length, three dimensional standing figure of Massasoit (chief of the Wampanaog Indians, a tribe that lived in what is now southern Massachusetts) with flowing feather headdress, in traditional attire, including beads around his neck, holding an arrow with a cast-iron head in his right hand and the bow in his left hand, his arm outstretched, wearing a quiver across his back, a molded foliage bush to the Indians' rear, the whole standing on a copper rod. Retains much of its original gilding, with natural highlights of verdigris patination overall.
Height 31 in.
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Provenance

Fairbanks-Lincoln House Hingham, Massachusetts
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Pavey, Troy, Michigan
Christie's, Manson and Woods, Inc., Fine Americana, October 2, 1982, lot 141, illustrated on the cover of the catalogue.
James Brooks, West Redding, Connecticut
David A. Schorsch, Stamford, Connecticut, 1984

Important Americana

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