VERY FINE AND RARE FULL-BODIED MOLDED COPPER SQUIRREL WEATHERVANE, ATTRIBUTED TO CUSHING & WHITE OR L.W. CUSHING AND SONS (ACTIVE 1865-1933) WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1870-85
Estimate: 150,000 - 250,000 USD
VERY FINE AND RARE FULL-BODIED MOLDED COPPER SQUIRREL WEATHERVANE
ATTRIBUTED TO CUSHING & WHITE OR L.W. CUSHING AND SONS (ACTIVE 1865-1933)
WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1870-85
Height 17 ¾ in. by Length 24 in. by Depth 6 in.
some bullet holes. retains a wonderful verdigris patina
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Property of a Rhode Island family;
Christie's New York, Important American Furniture, Silver and Folk Art, January 18-19, 2002, sale 1003, lot 53;
Stephen Score, Boston, Massachusetts.