VERY FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD, TIN AND METAL SIDEWHEELER 'PENOBSCOT' WEATHERVANE, PROBABLY EXECUTED IN MAINE, CIRCA 1890
VERY FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD, TIN AND METAL SIDEWHEELER 'PENOBSCOT' WEATHERVANE, PROBABLY EXECUTED IN MAINE, CIRCA 1890
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VERY FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD, TIN AND METAL SIDEWHEELER 'PENOBSCOT' WEATHERVANE, PROBABLY EXECUTED IN MAINE, CIRCA 1890
VERY FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD, TIN AND METAL SIDEWHEELER 'PENOBSCOT' WEATHERVANE, PROBABLY EXECUTED IN MAINE, CIRCA 1890
VERY FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD, TIN AND METAL SIDEWHEELER 'PENOBSCOT' WEATHERVANE, PROBABLY EXECUTED IN MAINE, CIRCA 1890
VERY FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD, TIN AND METAL SIDEWHEELER 'PENOBSCOT' WEATHERVANE, PROBABLY EXECUTED IN MAINE, CIRCA 1890
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VERY FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD, TIN AND METAL SIDEWHEELER 'PENOBSCOT' WEATHERVANE, PROBABLY EXECUTED IN MAINE, CIRCA 1890

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD

VERY FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD, TIN AND METAL SIDEWHEELER 'PENOBSCOT' WEATHERVANE, PROBABLY EXECUTED IN MAINE, CIRCA 1890

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD

Description

VERY FINE AND RARE CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WOOD, TIN AND METAL SIDEWHEELER 'PENOBSCOT' WEATHERVANE, PROBABLY EXECUTED IN MAINE, CIRCA 1890


offered together with a large photograph of the original ship. (2 pieces)

Height 37 in. by Width 62 in. by Depth 10 in.

Condition report

Photograph: 26 1/2 by 46 in.


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Saleroom Notice

Please note this lot is sold with an accompanying wooden pedestal.

Provenance

Giampietro American Folk Art, New Haven, Connecticut.

Catalogue note

The sidewheeler Penobscot ran between Boston, Bangor, and the Lubec-Eastport area in far Downeast Maine during the early decades of the twentieth century. She was owned by the Eastern Steam Ship Co., which was founded in 1901 and provided transportation from New York and Boston to New England. The ship, one of the line’s so-called “great white flyers,” was named after the Penobscot Indians, who have inhabited the region for more than 11,000 years. Although Bangor, Maine’s central port city and the former “lumber capital of the world,” lies thirty miles up the Penobscot River, its seventeen-foot tides made it accessible to even the largest steamships, including the Penobscot. The river, which is Maine’s largest, feeds into Penobscot Bay, an historic forty-mile long, fifteen-mile wide cruising and fishing ground that is scattered with more than 200 islands, many of which have attracted summer visitors since the 1800s.