Lot 1224
  • 1224

FORMAL HORSEAMERICAN SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY | Formal HorseAmerican School, 19th century

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 USD
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Description

  • cast and sheet iron weathervane with traces of polychrome
  • Height 19 in. by Length 28 1/2 in.
  • circa 1870

Literature

Myrna Kaye, Yankee Weathervanes, (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1975) p. 97;
Robert Bishop and Patricia Coblenz, A Gallery of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1981) p. 72;
Steve Miller, The Art of the Weathervane, (Exton, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, 1984) p. 141;
Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving: A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) pl. 24, illus. in color.

Condition

Wear, discoloration and oxidation consistent with age and use. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Purchasers may pay for and pick up their purchases from any of our Americana Week sales taking place from January 17-20, 2019, at our York Avenue headquarters until the close of business on Sunday, January 20, 2019. After this time, all property (sold and unsold) will be transferred to our offsite facility, Crozier Fine Art, One Star Ledger Plaza, 69 Court Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102. Once property has been transferred from our York Avenue location, it will not be available for collection at Crozier Fine Arts until Friday, January 25, 2019. Crozier's hours of operation for collection are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday. Please note, certain items of property, including but not limited to jewelry, watches, silver and works on panel will remain at 1334 York Avenue. Invoices and statements will indicate your property's location. For more information regarding collection from our offsite facility, please visit sothebys.com/pickup.
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Catalogue Note

Cast iron horses of this elegant stylized form have been attributed to the Rochester Iron Works in Rochester, New Hampshire for many years, but diligent research has turned up no record of a firm of that name nor of any iron works in Rochester or any other New Hampshire community known to have made weathervanes. While its name and location remain a mystery, the company that created this vane offered identically shaped horses and roosters in two sizes; all of the vanes have molded, two-part cast iron bodies and sheet iron tails. The example is the smaller of the two sizes.
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