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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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Index Horse
J. Howard & Co.
molded and sheet copper with molded zinc weathervane with traces of polychrome
Height 14 1/4 in. by Length 18 1/4 in.
circa 1860
West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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Provenance

Frank Gaglio, Wurtsboro, New York.

Literature

Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 18, illus. in color.

Catalogue Note

Howard & Co. horses of this form were dubbed “Index” horses because an example was recorded in a watercolor rendered for the Index of American Design long before the company was identified as its maker.

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