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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





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