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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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Galloping Horse
Attributed to J. Howard & Co.
molded and sheet copper weathervane with zinc and traces of gold leaf and paint
Height 11 in. by Length 40 in.
circa 1860
West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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Provenance

Bernard M. Barenholtz, New Hampshire;
Maurice Cohen, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan;
Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan.

Literature

Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 11, illus. in color.

Catalogue Note

Only a handful of other examples of this rare and graceful form are known. It is readily attributable to J. Howard & Co. by both its cast zinc and copper construction elements and its understated classical form, which captures the speeding horse in mid-air.

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