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Premier Auction - Session II

Sat, Mar 26, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 743

American Folk Art Molded Tin Peafowl Weathervane

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

19th century, tin or sheet iron body, in the form of a peafowl with cut feather tail, pierced eye and applied crown, original surface with traces of white paint, 23-1/4 x 25-1/2 in., now mounted on modern black finished stand, with stand 26-3/4 x 24 in.

Provenance: Downtown Gallery; Property sold to benefit the American Folk Art Museum

Note: Documentation shows that this weathervane was found n Maine and resembles the Vermont Peacock weathervanes in a number of New England Collections including the Shelburne Museum.


crown resoldered with dents and distress, scattered dents, bending, and paint losses overall, modern stand with paint losses and crazing