Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Vintage Sheet and Wrought Iron Weathervane, Whale on Harpoon & Directionals’
Marshfield, Massachusetts - SOLD
A small and wonderful silhouette of whale in old black paint…mounted on harpoon head
with flared ferrule continuing to standard; chisel cut directional. Purportedly from the tool
house built by Henry J. Tilton of Marshfield, Massachusetts. Henry was born on
Chilmark, Martha’s Vineyard in 1899; died at Marshfield in 1966. Accompanying the
vane is a building permit dated 1965; to build a tool house.
(Height: 19"; width: 21"; depth: 21.75")
Henry J. Tilton was the original owner of our consignor’s house. He was the grandson of
George F. Tilton. George Tilton captained the Charles W. Morgan, which was the last
wooden whaling vessel to operate out of Chilmark, Martha’s Vineyard. The vessel is
currently on display in Mystic, Connecticut because of its historic significance.
Henry was a shop teacher at Marshfield high back in the 60’s and he made the vane as
a homage to his grandfather who had an amazing life on the sea. He ran away from
home at age 14, stowing away on a New Bedford whaler. He traveled the world whaling
for 40 years from the arctic to the equator. He achieved his greatest fame when the ship
he was on became stuck in the ice in the arctic and he walked over the ice to find help!
So, the story goes anyway... The vane was atop a copula on Henry’s tool shed which
fell into disrepair in the early 90’s and has since come down.
Weathervane, Rooster, Silhouette, Pierced Cutout Sheet Iron
Unknown Maker, Likely the Local Blacksmith or Farmer, 19th Century
This antique vane is mounted on a tapered octagonal cast iron post featuring an orb above four scrolled acanthus leaves in surface.
(Overall height: 51.25"; height: 23"; width: 23.75")
Weathervane, Prancing Horse, Zinc Head, Original Surface, Full Body
American, 19th Century
Verdigris surface with traces of mustard sizing - SOLD
(H: 23.25", L: 26.5", W: 2.5")
928-46 - SOLD
Weathervane, Rooster Perched on Orb above Arrow, Flattened Full Body, Mustard
Unknown Maker, Late 19th Century
When the barn was painted, this was painted - SOLD
(Paint losses and flaking, tip of bottom flitch is missing, else very good, consistent with age and use; height on stand: 42", height of vane alone: 38", L: 37", D: 4.25")
928-43 - SOLD
Weathervane, Silhouette of Hunter and Deer, Old Paint, Campy
Fount in Adirondacks - SOLD
(34 by 15.25")
1062-7 - SOLD
Cast Iron Running Horse
Anonymous - SOLD
A mold-cast form; very heavy, possible windmill weight, beautiful silhouette; perhaps inspired by weathervane form.
(Dimensions: 25.5 by 14")
336-103 - SOLD
Weathervane, Cow, Sheet Iron
Late 19th Century
Anonymous - SOLD
A simple silhouette of two-ply iron riveted and stiffened by flat and rod iron; nice small size and color. (17.25" by 15.25")
665-2 - SOLD
Sheet Iron And Paint
Circa 1880-1920 - SOLD
Having no pretence...the painted surface is quite weathered and has developed a nice dry patina. Made of thin gauge iron with rod sandwiched between the vane and riveted back plates. (Height: 17-inches; height with rod: 32.5-inches; width: 26 5/8-inches.)
832-21 - SOLD
Horse and Rider Weathervane
Late 19th or early 20th Century
Sheet Iron - SOLD
Outstanding...and correct, this powerful silhouette in old red paint.
(Overall height: 34 inches; height: 29 inches; width: 25.5 inches.)
661-13 - SOLD