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Weathervane, Steam Powered Fire Engine
Date/Period: Vintage, first half of 20th century


Weathervane, Steam Powered Fire Engine, entire view

Measurement: Length: 41 inches; Height: 15 inches; Depth: 5 inches

Material: Copper

Condition: Excellent, we had one arrow fletch expertly fabricated; trivial crease to horse
body taken out. Probably blown off a roof in 1930s hurricane. Displays beautifully.

Additional Information: Although we cannot confirm validity, purportedly found in a
Brunswick, Maine carriage house where it had been stored for 80+ years.

$28,500.00

1387-2


Weathervane, Steam Powered Fire Engine, entire view 2

Weathervane, Steam Powered Fire Engine, entire view 3

Weathervane, Steam Powered Fire Engine, entire view 4

Weathervane, Steam Powered Fire Engine, detail view

Weathervane, Steam Powered Fire Engine, detail view 2

Weathervane, Steam Powered Fire Engine, detail view 3

Weathervane, Steam Powered Fire Engine, detail view 4



Weathervane, Running Horse, Full Body
Date/Period: 1880-1900


Weathervane, Running Horse, Full Body

Measurement: Height: 17.5"; length: 29.5"; width: 4.25"

Material: Copper, gilt

Condition: Very good, no repairs, historic surface

Additional Information: Full bodied figure of a running horse with flowing mane.

$3,100.00

754-29


Weathervane, Running Horse, Full Body

Weathervane, Running Horse, Full Body



Weathervane, Formal Prancing Horse, Rochester Iron Works (By Tradition)
New Hampshire, Rochester (possibly)
Date/Period: 1870-1890


Weathervane, Formal Prancing Horse, Rochester Iron Works (By Tradition) New Hampshire, Rochester (possibly), entire view

Measurement: Height: 18.25"; length: 23.25"; depth: 3.25"

Material: Cast and sheet iron tail

Condition: Excellent

Reference: American Weathervanes – The Art of the Winds by Robert Shaw, page 213

Additional Information: Full-bodied cast iron vanes of this distinctive form [and
roosters] have long been attributed to “Rochester Iron Works, Rochester, New
Hampshire,” however, extensive research has not located the company, nor any
nineteenth-century firm known to have advertised or produced weathervanes in New
Hampshire. The vanes feature two-piece cast-iron bodies with sheet iron tails inserted
between the body halves. These elegant horses have been found in six sizes.

$12,000.00

171-199


Weathervane, Formal Prancing Horse, Rochester Iron Works (By Tradition) New Hampshire, Rochester (possibly), entire view 2

Weathervane, Formal Prancing Horse, Rochester Iron Works (By Tradition) New Hampshire, Rochester (possibly), entire view 3

Weathervane, Formal Prancing Horse, Rochester Iron Works (By Tradition) New Hampshire, Rochester (possibly), entire view

Weathervane, Formal Prancing Horse, Rochester Iron Works (By Tradition) New Hampshire, Rochester (possibly), head view



Weathervane, Locomotive with Engineer…Billowing Smoke
Date/Period: 1870-1950


Weathervane, Locomotive with Engineer…Billowing Smoke, entire view

Measurement: Height: 19.5"; Length: 46"

Material: Sheet and wrought iron

Condition: Very good, as expected, and desired minor edge deterioration to
cowcatcher and horizontal bar under the cowcatcher caused by weathering/rust.

Additional Information: A good vane, displaying age and the vestiges of time
outdoors. The maker made others of similar design, a silhouette with wrought iron
bracing. Sold with display stand.

$2,350.00

659-231


Weathervane, Locomotive with Engineer…Billowing Smoke, entire view 2



Figural Staff Finial or Weathervane, Hermes…
Date/Period: Early, tool marks & handwrought rivets
suggest 18th or early 19th Century


Figural Staff Finial or Weathervane, Hermes…, entire view

Measurement: Height: 22”, width: 12”

Material: Copper, traces of gilt

Condition: Excellent

In both Greek and Roman mythology, Hermes/Mercury, the
fastest of all gods wears a winged hat and winged sandals. He carries the Caduceus, a
short staff entwined by two serpents, surmounted by wings. In his other hand is a
satchel. Hermes/Mercury is Zeus' messenger, God of Commerce and Market, God of
Thieves… guide of the dead.
The pierced silhouette is chisel cut and filed, dark patina.

$4,450.00

1384-1


Figural Staff Finial or Weathervane, Hermes…, entire view



19th Century Horse & Sulky w/ Driver Weathervane
Attributed to Jewell & Co., Waltham, MA, circa 1860
Copper, zinc, and iron


19th Century Horse & Sulky w/ Driver Weathervane 
Attributed to Jewell & Co., Waltham, MA, circa 1860
Copper, zinc, and iron, entire view 1

Excellent horse and sulky weathervane displaying outstanding original surface history;
original yellow sizing, and traces of gilt and old red paint. Some of the tack is iron wire,
perhaps nineteenth century bailing wire used on the farm; the wire appears to be
contemporary to the vane. Repaired bullet holes, one ear likely a working period
replacement; displays well.
(Height: 20"; length: 33"; width: 5")


19th Century Horse & Sulky w/ Driver Weathervane 
Attributed to Jewell & Co., Waltham, MA, circa 1860
Copper, zinc, and iron, entire view 2

19th Century Horse & Sulky w/ Driver Weathervane 
Attributed to Jewell & Co., Waltham, MA, circa 1860
Copper, zinc, and iron, detail view 1

19th Century Horse & Sulky w/ Driver Weathervane 
Attributed to Jewell & Co., Waltham, MA, circa 1860
Copper, zinc, and iron, detail view 2

19th Century Horse & Sulky w/ Driver Weathervane 
Attributed to Jewell & Co., Waltham, MA, circa 1860
Copper, zinc, and iron, detail view 3

$7,500.00

1006-6




Weathervane, Rooster, Full Bodied, Honest Verdigris Surface
Date/Period: 1880-1900


Weathervane, Rooster, Full Bodied, Honest Verdigris Surface, entire view

Measurement: Height: 24.5"; width: 24"; depth: 4"

Material: Copper and zinc

Condition: Very good

Additional Information: A molded slightly flattened full body for standing on an arrow
having sheet copper corrugated fletching…all with original verdigris surface. The
rooster’s feet and arrowhead are case zinc. There is no stand however we can have a
professional stand fabricated for buyer.

$3,600.00

1310-154


Weathervane, Rooster, Full Bodied, Honest Verdigris Surface, entire view 2



Weathervane, Fish, Sturgeon, Molded Copper, Verdigris Surface
Anonymous
Date/Period: Circa 1880


Weathervane, Fish, Sturgeon, Molded Copper, Verdigris Surface Anonymous, entire view

Measurement: Length: 36.5"; height: 11.25"; width: 3.5"

Material: Copper

Condition: Honest verdigris surface, one bullet hole

Additional Information: Full body featuring good detail.

$6,950.00

928-117


Weathervane, Fish, Sturgeon, Molded Copper, Verdigris Surface Anonymous, entire view 2

Weathervane, Fish, Sturgeon, Molded Copper, Verdigris Surface Anonymous, entire view 3

Weathervane, Fish, Sturgeon, Molded Copper, Verdigris Surface Anonymous, detail view 1

Weathervane, Fish, Sturgeon, Molded Copper, Verdigris Surface Anonymous, detail view 2



Nineteenth Century Sheet Iron Running Horse Weathervane, Guaranteed Period
Date/Period: Circa 1890 - SOLD


Nineteenth Century Sheet Iron Running Horse Weathervane, Guaranteed Period, side 1

Measurement: 34.25" x 23.5"

Material: Sheet iron, paint

Condition: Very good especially considering age and use

Additional Information: An honest-to-goodness antique example in great surface…dry
old red over green paint. A second sheet of iron is riveted to the right side stiffening the
body and ensuring the integrity of mounting fixture. Interesting is that the rivet bodies
are split and clinched. The piercings of handwrought bracket are worn thin and smooth
form 125+ years of spinning. Makes a very graphic wall display.

SOLD

410-202


Nineteenth Century Sheet Iron Running Horse Weathervane, Guaranteed Period, side 2



Weathervane, Northern Pike
Anonymous


Antique Weathervane, Northern Pike Fish, Gilt Surface, left side view

This highly stylized large copper weathervane measures 49-inches in length and is 11-inches in height. The surface is clean with only the most minor dings; gold leaf with traces of a yellow sizing.

$15,500

232-178


Antique Weathervane, Northern Pike Fish, Gilt Surface, right side view
Antique Weathervane, Northern Pike Fish, Gilt Surface, with ruler for scale



Weathervane, Full Bodied Bull, Copper and Cast Zinc Head, Honest Surface
Anonymous, later 19th to Early 20th Century
Original surface including sizing, traces of gilt and verdigris


Antique Weathervane, Full Bodied Bull, Later 19th Century, Anonymous, angle view

(Missing horizontal tube and minor solder repairs; dent removed from haunch; H: 15.25", L: 22", W: 6")

$2,650

879-51


Antique Weathervane, Full Bodied Bull, Later 19th Century, Anonymous, with ruler for scale
Antique Weathervane, Full Bodied Bull, Later 19th Century, Anonymous, head detail



Weathervane, Running Horse, Ethan Allen Flattened Full Body, Old Honest White Paint
Unknown Maker, Late 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Running Horse Weathervane in Old Honest White Paint, Late 19th Century, facing right view

Molded copper with cast iron head, sheet copper mane, full bodied tail, old dry white paint over verdigris with vestiges of gilt. (22.75 by 31.5”)

SOLD

879-64


Antique Running Horse Weathervane in Old Honest White Paint, Late 19th Century, facing left view




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