Rare Copper Statue of Liberty on Arrow Weathervane,
attributed to the J.L. Mott Iron Works, New York, c. 1886, the flattened full-body form modeled after Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor, with gilt and verdigris surface, ht. 42, arrow lg. 44 1/2 in.
Provenance: The estate of Mr. Tyner, Cabbot Street, Mount Holyoke, Massachusetts, purchased directly from J.L. Mott in 1886-88; Jeffrey Tillou Antiques, Litchfield, Connecticut; to a private Massachusetts collection.
Literature: "Vanes, Bannerets and Finials," in the J.L. Mott Iron Works catalog, 84 to 90 Beekman Street, New York, p. 54, plate 127Q. Estimate $15,000-25,000 Regilded over re-patinated verdigris surface, rear seam appears to have been resoldered.
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