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Sheet Iron Weathervane of a Ship's Captain, Modeled After Admiral David Farragut
4/12/2014 - Americana: Live Salesroom Auction
American, mid- to late-19th century. A silhouette-form weathervane depicting a sailor modeled after U.S. Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870), holding a telescope and wearing a hat, knee-length coat, trousers, and boots, constructed of multiple pieces of sheet iron riveted together and reinforced with iron straps, the surface of both sides retaining old paint in shades of blue, white, yellow, and black. Manufactured in Watertown, New York and presented on a custom metal stand; ht. 54.25 in. (without stand).

The lot includes a letter and purchase invoice (dated 1997) from David Schorsch of Hitchcock House Antiques.

Illustrated in the catalog Damn the Torpedoes Farragut & USS Hartford: 158 Years of Service by Paul DeHaan.


Provenance:  
Ex David Schorsch, Hitchcock House Antiques


Condition:  
Surface rust and pitting with scattered holes and cracks. Old repair to neck of telescope where it connects to his eye.
Sold: $5,400.00
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