Weathervane, Eagle, Copper
Oxidized with some verdigris, 24" wingspan
Weathervane, Indian, Sheet Iron Silhouette, Original Surface History
An elegant silhouette, the figure with drawn bow, displayed in a wonderful painted surface with dry patina.
The horizontal mounting bar was long ago replaced with a short piece of angle iron facilitating wall mounting; several layers of paint were removed exposing the current "period of use" paint. (H: 69.25"; W: 46.5")
Gate Weight, Cast Iron, Dove, Spread Wing
19th Century - SOLD
A dove form counterweight for gate fitted with ring for hanging; old paint.
(9.5 by 14.75")
203-222 - SOLD
Weathervane, Crowing Rooster, Great Surface
Possibly French or Canadian
Zinc, best surface - SOLD
An elegant form with glass marble eyes, rainbow tail; cast and incised.
Fine condition (23 by 30"; D: 5")
203-205 - SOLD
Weathervane, Cod Fish, Copper
Attributed to Fiske and Co.
Circa 1890 to 1920
A full bodied gilt molded example with applied corrugated sheet copper fins and open mouth in honest, original gold leaf and verdigris surface. This example measuring 30-inches in overall length remains in fine original condition.
Quill Pen Weathervane
As depicted, a non-commercial handmade vane with applied corrugated fletch and shaped nib; verdigris with traces of paint. Perhaps an assemblage of 19th century parts-post hurricane.
(Length: 36.75 inches; height: 12.75 inches.)
A Powerful Spread-Wing Eagle Weathervane
Full Bodied...Perched on Orb Above Arrow
Old Surface - SOLD
In old surface, this full bodied outstanding iconic American Symbol with outstretched wings and open beak with tongue is of molded sheet copper and has great detail...full zinc legs, feet and talons; primary feathers, and broad tail. The arrow with corrugated feathers has a cast iron tip which is missing its point. The vane displays an original surface history of varying surface layers and is attractive. It appears that the vane took a tumble with arrow separated at orb. We are able to have this expertly restored.
(Height: 30 inches; head to tail: 28.5 inches; wing span: 42.25 inches.)
629-16 - SOLD
A Large Cow Weathervane
With large utter, applied ears and honest surface this bovine stands at 19.5-inches with a length of 30.5-inches. The surface consists of gilt leaf over original oxidized surface; nice verdigris. We are confident that the "in-use" gilt is old but...it is impossible to ascertain when it was applied.
Old Gilt Surface
Late 19th Century
This flattened full body spurred example with zinc feet and legs is in gold gilt over verdigris and painted surface; repousee body, comb, and waddle; corrugated rainbow form tail-rolled top edge with wire reinforcement. Bird is perched on arrow with zinc head and corrugated copper fletch above a banded sphere. The orb is somewhat "out-of-round; one flitch needs to be reattached. (We have a restorer) (Height: 33 inches; length: 37.75 inches; width (approx): 4 inches.)
A Dramatic Stylized Rooster Weathervane
Multiple pieces of sheet iron riveted together and reinforced by half round forged iron rod riveted to cutout. Appears to be all handwork; old paint over old red paint. (Height: 27 inches; Width: 33 inches.)