A molded and sheet copper horse and sulky weathervane<BR />Attributed to A.L. Jewell (w. 1852-1867)<BR />Waltham, Massachusetts<BR />circa 1852-1867
Lot 1128
A molded and sheet copper horse and sulky weathervane
Attributed to A.L. Jewell (w. 1852-1867)
Waltham, Massachusetts
circa 1852-1867
Sold for US$ 27,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
Property from a Manhattan Private Collection
A molded and sheet copper horse and sulky weathervane
Attributed to A.L. Jewell (w. 1852-1867)
Waltham, Massachusetts
circa 1852-1867
height 18in. (46 cm.); width 33in. (84 cm.); depth 7 3/4in. (19.5cm)

Footnotes

  • The manner in which the driver was constructed, with an "open inseam," is unusual and possibly unique among horse and sulky weathervanes. According to his 1867 Price List, Jewell made this vane in two sizes: the 35-inch model sold here and a larger 47-inch model.

    Both Steve Miller and Marna Anderson examined this vane in the early 1980s; redacted copies of their correspondence with the seller are viewable on the webpage for this lot and will be provided to the buyer of this weathervane, as well as a copy of Myrna Kaye, Yankee Weathervanes, New York, 1975.

    Provenance:
    Acquired from David Pottinger, Winter Antiques Show, New York, 1982
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