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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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Star, Scroll and Orb Bannerette
Possibly By J.W. Fiske & Co.
1875-1900

sheet copper and zinc weathervane with gilding and polychrome
Height 55 in. by Length 73 in.
circa 1880
New York, New York
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Provenance

Giampietro American Antiques and Art, New Haven, Connecticut.

Literature

Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 59, illus. in color.

Catalogue Note

This large and complex bannerette retains the original star and spire that top its vertical pole, which echo and balance the similar but larger forms that make up its front end. J.W. Fiske, which was one of New York's most prominent weathervane manufacturers, included an illustration of a closely related "New Design Church Vane" in its 1893 catalog that differs only in small ways from this example. The catalog lists the vane in six, seven, and eight-foot lengths, ranging in price from $100 to $140.

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