American, probably Ohio, dated 1883
American, probably Ohio, dated 1883
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American, probably Ohio, dated 1883

Boathouse Gate Weight

Details
American, probably Ohio, dated 1883
Boathouse Gate Weight
paint on limestone
10 1/4 in. high, 5 1/2 in. wide, 5 1/2 in. deep
Provenance
Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
Literature
Frank Maresca and Roger Ricco, American Vernacular (New York, 2002), p. 159.

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Lot Essay

Carved and decorated on all four sides, this counterweight was found on a boathouse on Buckeye Lake, near Granville, Ohio. One side shows a woman wading into water, and she holds her skirt to keep it from getting wet. Another shows two figures holding hands, while the third shows a man wading. The final image is of three oars arranged in a star-like pattern.

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