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JUMP TO LOT
JUMP TO LOT

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

Star and Heart Bannerette
J. Howard & Co.

sheet copper and molded zinc
Height 7 1/4 in. by Length 23 1/2 in.
circa 1860
West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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Provenance

Kate and Joel Kopp, America Hurrah, 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. 60, illus. in color.

Catalogue Note

In addition to swelled, three-dimensional representations of animals, birds, and fish, the Howard company also made what they called "plate" or flat vanes of locomotives, plows, and a variety of church and fancy silhouette forms. Although it is half the length of any of the "Church Vanes" on Howard's wholesale price list, this piece's unusual combination of copper and zinc suggests it may be a Howard product.

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