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VERY FINE FULL-BODIED CAST-IRON FORMAL HORSE WEATHERVANE, CIRCA 1890

Reserves

Estimate:

12,000

to
- 18,000 USD

PROPERTY OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

VERY FINE FULL-BODIED CAST-IRON FORMAL HORSE WEATHERVANE, CIRCA 1890

VERY FINE FULL-BODIED CAST-IRON FORMAL HORSE WEATHERVANE, CIRCA 1890

Estimate:

12,000

to
- 18,000 USD

Lot sold:

22,500

USD

VERY FINE FULL-BODIED CAST-IRON FORMAL HORSE WEATHERVANE, CIRCA 1890


the entirety supported on a later iron stand.

Height 27 ½ in. by Length 37 ½ in. by Depth 5 ½ in.


Corrosion


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.

Skinner, Bolton, American Folk Art, Decorative Arts & Furniture: The Collection of Marna Anderson, March 21, 1998, sale 1831;

Stephen Score, Boston, Massachusetts.

Cast-iron vanes of this distinctive form have long been attributed to “Rochester Iron Works, Rochester, New Hampshire,” but extensive research has not found any such company nor for that matter any nineteenth-century firm known to have advertised or produced weathervanes in New Hampshire. The vanes have two-piece cast-iron bodies with sheet metal tails inserted between the body halves. The horses have been found in six different sizes, ranging from this example’s twenty-seven inches height down to fourteen inches.