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1443

VERY FINE AND RARE MOLDED AND CAST FULL-BODIED GILT COPPER STAG WEATHERVANE, ATTRIBUTED TO A.L. JEWELL & CO., WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1870

Estimate:

60,000 to - 80,000 USD

VERY FINE AND RARE MOLDED AND CAST FULL-BODIED GILT COPPER STAG WEATHERVANE, ATTRIBUTED TO A.L. JEWELL & CO., WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1870

VERY FINE AND RARE MOLDED AND CAST FULL-BODIED GILT COPPER STAG WEATHERVANE, ATTRIBUTED TO A.L. JEWELL & CO., WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1870

Estimate:

60,000 to - 80,000 USD

Lot sold:

125,000

USD

VERY FINE AND RARE MOLDED AND CAST FULL-BODIED GILT COPPER STAG WEATHERVANE, ATTRIBUTED TO A.L. JEWELL & CO., WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1870


Height 28 in. by Length 25 in. by Depth 6 in.

Retains a majority of the original gilding with some verdigris patina showing through


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.

Stephen Score, Boston, Massachusetts.

Pictured on the front of A.L. Jewell’s 1866 brochure, this small and graceful deer is one of his finest designs and a vanishingly rare model. Jewell (1821-1867) opened a metal casting and repair shop in Waltham in 1852 and originally created everything from candy-making tools to hat trees before becoming a specialist in weathervanes in the early 1860s. By the time of his tragic death in a fall from a collapsed scaffold in June 1867, he was advertising seventy-eight varieties of vanes.