Fireman’s hat and trumpet weathervane
American, circa 1890
Cast iron, tinned iron, original historic paint, 45 x 21 x 4 ¾ inches
On a modern table top base.
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This Fireman’s Helmet and Trumpet weathervane a very rare form, based on illustrated engravings that appear in at least two trade catalogs of New York manufacturers; The 1892 J. L. Mott catalog, plate 82-Q, and 1893 J. W. Fiske catalog, nos. 371-372. A copper vane of this same form was originally installed on the firehouse in Unadilla, Otsego County, New York has been attributed to Fiske.
Allan L. Daniel, New York; Collection of Robert and Betty Marcus, Palm Beach, Fl, by 1983; “Selections from the American Folk Art Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Marcus,” Sotheby’s, New York, October 14, 1989, lot 42; Private collection, USA.
“Two Centuries of American Folk Art: 19th & 20th Century Masterworks from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Marcus,” Ritter Art Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, 1984, traveled to Florida Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida, 1986; Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa, 1987.
“Selections of 19th & 20th Century American Weathervanes from the Collection of Chase Manhattan Bank and Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Marcus,” Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1989.
David S. Miller and David W. Courtney, Two Centuries of American Folk Art: 19th & 20th Century Masterworks from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Marcus (Boca Raton, Fl, 1984), p.