Gilt Copper Peacock WeathervaneProbably A.L. Jewell and Company
Waltham, Massachusetts, 1850-1877
H. 70 1/2 in. (including base); H. 24 in. (not including base);L. 33 in.; W. 19 in.; Diagonal 37 1/4 in.
Please note a different base than the one pictured accompanies this lot.
Provenance: Alex Acevedo, New York
Eastside Winter Antiques Show, Wayne Pratt, 1994
Literature: A similar example with a less ornate tail is in the collection of the Museum Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts (accession no. 54.1089).
A similar example illustrated in Charles Klamkin, Weathervanes, New York: Hawthorn Books, 1973, p. 136.
Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000
Collectors Joanne and Jeffrey Klein enjoy the eclectic mix of American folk art, painted furniture and modern sculpture and paintings. They love the juxtaposition of modern with traditional ranging from symbolism to widely varying textured painted and weathered surfaces. Their appreciation of form, color and texture is exhibited in their collection of exceptional painted furniture, weathervanes, redware pottery, hooked rugs and wood carvings.
Condition: Condition: Retains traces of original gold leaf and paint. Reinforced to the mounting shaft. Now mounted on a contemporary base.