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Weathervane, Cushing & White, Cow,
Outstanding Original Surface
Probably Cushing & White (or L.W. Cushing & Sons)
Waltham, Massachusetts, circa 1860-1875


Weathervane, Cushing & White, Cow, Outstanding Original Surface
Probably Cushing & White (or L.W. Cushing & Sons)
Waltham, Massachusetts, circa 1860-1875, entire view 1

Flattened full-body figure, mounted on a copper rod; outstanding encyclopedic surface;
original mustard sizing, verdigris, and trace of gilt. Sold with custom fabricated display
stand. Fine original condition; height: 17"; length: 28"; depth (horns): 6.25")

In 1867 Leonard Cushing was a civil engineer, working in Providence, Rhode Island
and Stillman White worked for him as a machinist. Both men were from Waltham and
when the chance to purchase the A. L. Jewell & Co. business presented itself, they saw
it as an opportunity to allow them to return to Waltham permanently. Although neither
man knew anything about making weathervanes, they jumped in at the auction and
bought the equipment, molds and designs and formed the company they called Cushing
& White. They also engaged the services of a carver named Henry Leach who was
responsible for carving most of the wooden forms used to create the full-bodied
weathervanes of horses, stags and other animal forms sold by Cushing & White. In the
1870s White left the firm and it became known as L. W. Cushing & Co. and then in
1872, L. W Cushing & Sons. In addition to the line they purchased from the Jewell
estate, they also began adding new designs. Most of Cushing’s business was in New
England although there is record of a few vanes sold in New York State.


Weathervane, Cushing & White, Cow, Outstanding Original Surface
Probably Cushing & White (or L.W. Cushing & Sons)
Waltham, Massachusetts, circa 1860-1875, entire view 2

Weathervane, Cushing & White, Cow, Outstanding Original Surface
Probably Cushing & White (or L.W. Cushing & Sons)
Waltham, Massachusetts, circa 1860-1875, entire view 3

Weathervane, Cushing & White, Cow, Outstanding Original Surface
Probably Cushing & White (or L.W. Cushing & Sons)
Waltham, Massachusetts, circa 1860-1875, entire view 4

Weathervane, Cushing & White, Cow, Outstanding Original Surface
Probably Cushing & White (or L.W. Cushing & Sons)
Waltham, Massachusetts, circa 1860-1875, head detail

$23,000.00

859-10




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



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


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.

$1,250.00

410-202


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



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


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”)

$2,350

879-64


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



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