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Howard Gilt Zinc & Copper Rooster Weathervane, C. 1854-1867, Original Surface History Best Surface, Fine Original Condition, (J. Howard, West Bridgewater, Massachusetts)



Two-part hollow cast zinc flattened full-body vane, with corrugated sheet copper tail and cast copper feet, supported on an iron bar…displaying a historic painted surface in dry patina. A similar rooster vane by J. Howard is illustrated in The Art of the Weathervane by Steve Miller, Schiffer Publishing, Pennsylvania, 1984, page 37, and A Gallery of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs, by Robert Bishop and Patricia Coblenz, Crown Publishers, 1981, page 34. (27 X 24.25”)

$24,900.00

923-4




Weathervane, Fiske, Horse, Sulky & Driver, C. 1865-1870, Untouched Original Condition Outstanding Surface, 45-Inches, J.W. Fiske, New York, Late 19th century
Displaying encyclopedic surface, verdigris and mustard sizing, beautiful patina



Rare large size molded full body featuring copper figures, with cast zinc horse and driver's heads, mounted on a copper rod, with stand. (Width: 45”, height: 23.75”, depth: 3”)

$25,750.00

923-3




Goat Weathervane, Swell Bodied, Corrugated Goatee and Furnishings, Verdigris
Unknown Maker, Late 19th to Early 20th Century
A large example of a very rare form


Antique Goat Weathervane with Corrugated Goatee, Late 19th Century, angle view

See Steve Miller, The Art of the Weathervane, page 139, also, see Bishop and Coblenz, A Gallery of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs, pp. 35 & 36.
See Christies, January 20 and 21, 2006, lot 439.
(Fine original condition: 42.5 by 30.75 by 3.5"`)

$57,000

608-57


Antique Goat Weathervane with Corrugated Goatee, Late 19th Century, facing right view
Antique Goat Weathervane with Corrugated Goatee, Late 19th Century, head facing left detail
Antique Goat Weathervane with Corrugated Goatee, Late 19th Century, head facing right detail



Weathervane, Full Body Gamecock, Copper Body and Embossed Tail, Cast Zink Legs
Unknown Maker, 19th Century
Original accumulated surface history; now dry, tight and crusty; mustardy greenish


Antique Full Body Gamecock Weathervane with Copper Body and Embossed Tail, 19th Century, angle view

(Partial bar loss and wear, minor dings and bullet holes; the vestiges of time. Restoration services available; 16 by 16”)

$6,200

1120-65


Antique Full Body Gamecock Weathervane with Copper Body and Embossed Tail, 19th Century, facing left view
Antique Full Body Gamecock Weathervane with Copper Body and Embossed Tail, 19th Century, facing right view



Weathervane, Spanish Galleon on Rough Sea, Gilt and Verdigris Surface, Copper
Unknown Maker, Circa 1930's
From the Estate of John Whitney Payson (ex Joan Whitney Payson)
Falmouth, Maine


Antique Weathervane, Spanish Galleon, Circa 1930's, entire view

(41" H, 88" L)

$26,250

556-61




Antique Arrow Weathervane, Wrought Iron, Found in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Likely 18th or early 19th century; original wrought iron post (81")


Antique Arrow Weathervane, Wrought Iron, 18th Century, facing right view

This graphic arrow with fletching displays a consistent dark patina.
(L: 60.75", H: 8.5", D: 2.25")

$7,150

632-27


Antique Arrow Weathervane, Wrought Iron, 18th Century, with ruler for scale



Weathervane, Molded Copper Spread Wing Eagle Perched on Cone Pierced by Arrow, Full Bodied
Anonymous, American, 19th Century
Displaying an encyclopedic original surface, zinc feet, iron arrowhead


Antique Full Bodied Spread Eagle Weathervane, American, 19th Century, angle view

(Sold with antique surveyors’ transit tripod; makes a wonderful presentation supporting versatile display options. Minor honest imperfections; a couple small caliber bullet holes; 30.25 by 19 by 29”)

$1,595

249-37




Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes




Weathervane, Raven on Arrow, Open Beak, Cawing
Unknown Maker, Probably First Half 20th Century
Full bodied, copper, applied wings, zing arrowhead corrugated fletch - SOLD


Antique Weathervane, Raven on Arrow, Unknown Maker, angle view

(Very Good condition; H: 16.5", L: 27.25", W: 3.5")

171-105 - SOLD




Rooster on Arrow Weathervane, Best Original Surface, Possibly Fiske
Circa 1880 to 1900
New York
A flattened full body example featuring embossed feathers and corrugated tail - SOLD


Antique Weathervane, Rooster on Arrow, Original Surface, Circa 1880 to 1900, angle view

(Fine original condition, guaranteed surface; H: 23"; L: 26.25"; D: 3")

176-156 - SOLD




Weathervane, Horse and Sulky, Original Verdigris Surface
Probably Harris and Company
Massachusetts
Circa 1880 to 1890
Full body horse and two wheeled sulky, driver wearing cap - SOLD



Missing horizontal bar, else fine and original (Restoration available)
(H: 17.5": W: 19.5"; L: 31")

659-43 - SOLD




Weathervane, Silhouette Profile of Family Holding Hands, Mom, Dad and Kids
First Half 20th Century
Copper, verdigris and thinning black paint - SOLD


Antique Weathervane, Silhouette of Family Holding Hands, First Half 20th Century, entire view

Dimensions: 32.5 by 29.5".

171-104 - SOLD




Weathervane, Eagle, Copper
19th Century
American
Circa 1890 - SOLD


Antique Weathervane, Eagle, 19th Century, angle view

Oxidized with some verdigris, 24" wingspan

659-20 - SOLD




A Dramatic Stylized Rooster Weathervane
Sheet/Wrought Iron
Circa 1890-1925 - SOLD


Antique Weathervane, Rooster, Sheet Iron, entire view

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.)

832-18 - SOLD




Gate Weight, Cast Iron, Dove, Spread Wing
America
19th Century - SOLD


Antique Gate Weight, Dove Form, Cast Iron, entire view

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
19th Century
Zinc, best surface - SOLD


Antique Weathervane, Rooster, 19th Century, Zinc, angle view

An elegant form with glass marble eyes, rainbow tail; cast and incised.
Fine condition (23 by 30"; D: 5")

203-205 - SOLD




A Powerful Spread-Wing Eagle Weathervane
Full Bodied...Perched on Orb Above Arrow
Anonymous...19th century
Old Surface - SOLD


Antique Weathervane, Eagle, Spread Wing, Old Surface, under angle view

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



If you are interested in buying any of these items, please call (978) 597-8084 or email David Hillier at drh@aaawt.com

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