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Goddess of Liberty Weathervane

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  • Description
    Goddess of Liberty Weathervane
    Salem, New Jersey, circa 1860–1880
    Sheet iron, wrought iron, iron rivets, weathered surface with traces of old yellow over original red paint, with custom base
    Height 53 inches, width 35 inches, depth 1 inch

    This singular image of the goddess of liberty captures her in an unusually animated pose, standing on point on an orb, holding a pole with a waving flag topped with a Phrygian cap finial. The one-off, blacksmith-made weathervane was crafted from heavy, chisel-cut sheet iron with wrought iron strap work secured by iron rivets. A unique example.

    Acquired from its original location atop the cupola of a mid-nineteenth century barn at “Boxwoods,” the Carpenter family farm on Kings Highway in Salem, New Jersey.

    Robert Shaw, American Weathervanes: The Art of The Winds (New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2022), p. 200.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States
    Period: 19th Century
    Creation Date: 1860-1880
    Styles / Movements: Folk Art, Americana, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 729346
  • Dimensions
    W. 35 in; H. 53 in; D. 1 in;
    W. 88.9 cm; H. 134.62 cm; D. 2.54 cm;
Message from Seller:

David A. Schorsch and Eileen M. Smiles American Antiques is one of the world’s leading dealers and authorities in the field of American antiques and folk art, specializing in weathervanes, folk paintings, folk sculpture, formal and country furniture and Shaker design.

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