unique antique fireman weathervane
Wrought and sheet iron retaining the original painted surface
Ht. 52 1/2", W. 35"
Provenance: Friendship Engine House, Alexandria, Virginia; Harden de V. Pratt, Rhode Island and Virginia, 1930; George Considine, Massachusetts; Sotheby’s, New York, Important American Folk Art from The Collection of the late Bernard M. Barenholtz, January 27, 1990, lot 1507; America Hurrah, New York; Private Collection, New York; Olde Hope Antiques Inc., New Hope, Pennsylvania
Literature: :Jean Lipman, American Folk Art in Wood, Metal and Stone (1948), fig. 49.
Robert Bishop, American Folk Sculpture (1974), pg. 266, fig. 495.
Maine Antique Digest: The Americana Chronicles, 30 Years of Stories, Sales, Personalities, and Scandals, ed. Lita Solis-Cohen, (2004), pg. 211-215.