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A COPPER AND ZINC STEEPLECHASE HORSE WEATHERVANE
A COPPER AND ZINC STEEPLECHASE HORSE WEATHERVANE
A COPPER AND ZINC STEEPLECHASE HORSE WEATHERVANE
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A COPPER AND ZINC STEEPLECHASE HORSE WEATHERVANE

ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM F. TUCKERMAN (1816-1871), BOSTON, CIRCA 1850

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A COPPER AND ZINC STEEPLECHASE HORSE WEATHERVANE
ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM F. TUCKERMAN (1816-1871), BOSTON, CIRCA 1850
31 in. high, 41 in. wide
Provenance
John Gordon (1921-2003), New York
Frank and Karen Miele, New York
Sotheby's, New York, 28 January 1984, lot 31
Literature
Peter Goodman, Notebook, no. 824.
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Lot Essay

With drilled eyes and identical shape, including the precise rendition of the horse's mane, this weathervane follows a model known by four examples stamped by William F. Tuckerman (1816-1871) of Boston. One of these was recently featured in the American Folk Art Museum's American Weathervanes: The Art of the Winds exhibition and Robert Shaw's research reveals that Tuckerman was among the earliest, if not the earliest, maker of vanes in the Boston area. He began his coppersmith business in the 1830s and was probably making vanes by the next decade. See also Sotheby's, New York, The History of Now: The Important American Folk Art Collection of David Teiger, 20 January 2019, lot 1254.

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