‘Goddess of Liberty’ Weathervane
Attributed to Cushing & White Waltham, Massachusetts
Patented: September 12, 1865
Molded copper and cast zinc with a weathered surface of verdigris and traces of old paint and gilt
Ht. 35 ½"
Provenance: William and Frederica Kaven, Ithica, NY; The Westervelt Company
Literature: For a closely related example with an original label, see American Expressions of Liberty, p. 33; “Important American Folk Art from the Collection of the late Bernard M. Barenholtz,” Sotheby’s, New York, January 1990, Lot 1725.