Painted Peacock Roof Ornament or Weathervane
American, found in Michigan, early 20th c.
Carved wood, polychrome painted, copper.
Great condition, original paint with some craquelure.
Provenance: Mayer Collection, American Primitive gallery, New York, 1983. Taken directly off a roof of a summer gazebo in Michigan, presumably in the early 1980’s.
A rare and possibly unique carved and polychrome painted figure of a peacock mounted on a sphere with gilt copper scroll-work. A wonderful stylized statuesque form with a beautiful painted surface. A classic piece of American folk art.
Dimensions: 33 1/2"h (top of comb), 18"w, 7" x 7" (base)
Item ID: FA-SO 095