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VERY FINE MOLDED FULL BODIED GILT SHEET COPPER AND ZINC HACKNEY HORSE WEATHERVANE, DUBUQUE, IOWA, CIRCA 1880

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

VERY FINE MOLDED FULL BODIED GILT SHEET COPPER AND ZINC HACKNEY HORSE WEATHERVANE, DUBUQUE, IOWA, CIRCA 1880

VERY FINE MOLDED FULL BODIED GILT SHEET COPPER AND ZINC HACKNEY HORSE WEATHERVANE, DUBUQUE, IOWA, CIRCA 1880

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Lot sold:

18,750

USD

VERY FINE MOLDED FULL BODIED GILT SHEET COPPER AND ZINC HACKNEY HORSE WEATHERVANE, DUBUQUE, IOWA, CIRCA 1880


Height 47 in. by Width 34 in. by Depth 8 in.

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

originally was placed on a barn owned by Russel J. Mulgreu of Dubuque, Iowa;

removed to the Farber Family coach house in Dubuque, Iowa;

Allan Katz, Woodbridge, Connecticut.

The hackney horse originated in late-eighteenth-century England and became popular as a driving horse in the nineteenth century, when roads improved and light carriages replaced coaches pulled by heavier horses. Hackneys, which were known for their high-stepping gait, proved to be strong and graceful trotters, capable of covering sixty miles in a day, and many boatloads of the breed were shipped to the US in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-centuries.