Rare Double-Wheeled Horse and Sulky Weathervane
Harris and Co, Boston, Massachusetts, ca. 1875.
Full body molded copper, copper tubing, iron spokes.
Over-all in fine condition, replaced front ball finial, exceptional verdigris surface with traces of original gilt.
Provenance: Steve Miller, New York. Edmund I. Fuller, Woodstock, New York. Thomas J. Rizzo, New York. Important Americana, Sotheby’s, 1988. Private Collection of Robert Walin, Woodbury, CT.
This rare double-wheeled sulky being pulled by a running horse with a seated driver captures both form and movement. The fine detailing of the molded copper is complimented with an exceptional surface.
Literature: Steve Miller, The Art of the Weathervane, Exton, 1984, p. 135 and in a reproduced page from the Harris and Co. catalogue, p. 19.
Dimensions: 24 ½”h, 49 ½”w, 8 ½”d
Item ID: FA-WV 293