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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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Salmon
American, Late 19th/Early 20th century
carved wood, sheet copper and molded zinc weathervane with gilding and polychrome
Height 7 in. by Length 31 in.
circa 1900
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Provenance

David Pottinger, Goshen, Indiana;
Marna Anderson, New Paltz, New York.

Literature

Steve Miller, The Art of the Weathervane (Exton, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, 1984) p. 128, illus. in color;
Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 53, illus. in color.

Catalogue Note

The maker of this unique vane added gilded sheet metal scales to a carved wooden body to make his fish more realistic. It must have been dazzling when it was made, and its heavily weathered surface remains fascinating and beautiful today.

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