Architectural Digest, March 1997, cover illustration.; Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving: A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) pl. 4, illus. in color.
Vanes of this form have long been attributed to A.L. Jewell of Waltham, but Jewell's illustrated broadsides and trade cards do not show this form or any vane with a drilled eye, while both of Tuckerman's known stamped vanes have drilled eyes. As noted in the catalog accompanying Spiritually Moving: A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture, this vane's form is remarkably close to that of the sheet copper steeplechase jumper in the Teiger collection that is stamped by Tuckerman. Given those observations, it seems likely that Tuckerman was the maker of this vane.
Weathered surface with an all over verdigris. Heavy solder visible to the proper right side along the seams, and to the rear legs and tail on both sides.
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