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Weathervane

Weathervane
Title
Weathervane
Date 
1880-1900
Medium 
Copper
Dimensions 
Overall: 17 3/4 x 21 1/2 x 2 in. ( 45.1 x 54.6 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Hand-hammered copper weathervane in the shape of a running horse; two pieces soldered up the center; gilt; hole in far hoof to fasten it to a pole.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1163
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group