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Antique Weathervane, Barque, Sailing Ship,
Flattened Full Body, Verdigris Surface
This likely unique weathervane was found on the shores of Lake Michigan
Date/Period: Circa 1850 - SOLD


Antique Weathervane, Barque, Sailing Ship, Flattened Full Body, Verdigris Surface This likely unique weathervane was found on the shores of Lake Michigan, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 16.5"; length: 28"; width: 1"

Material: Copper, iron armature and lead; magnificent and correct verdigris, great patina

Condition: Excellent, three bullet holes repaired during early working life, displays beautifully

Additional Information: We have not seen this form in print or in person before, likely
unique. The planished sails, masts, and hull were fabricated using two copper sheets
each side, on a wrought iron armature then filled with lead. The sails, seemingly
capturing wind, and hull are tapered. This sculptural vane is displayed on a custom
fabricated iron stand.

SOLD

290-64




Quill Pen Weathervane, Likely A.L. Jewell & Co., Waltham, Massachusetts
Original Surface
Date/Period: Circa 1860s - SOLD


Quill Pen Weathervane, Likely A.L. Jewell & Co., Waltham, Massachusetts Original Surface, entire view

Measurement: Length: 44.5"; height: 20.75"; width: 1.25"

Material: Copper

Condition: Very good, wear to vertical tube beneath the pen caused by spinning; does
not distract. Verdigris surface.

Additional Information: The quill with molded feather detail and nib having a solid
copper spire. See: Yankee Weathervanes by Myrna Kaye, pp. 120-121.

SOLD

449-21




Antique Weathervane, Great Blue Heron, Unique, Best Verdigris Surface
Date/Period: Late 19th century based on the construction of orb. - SOLD


Antique Weathervane, Great Blue Heron, Unique, Best Verdigris Surface, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 26"; length: 61"; width at ball: 4"

Material: Copper

Condition: Fine

Additional Information: The great bird perched on orb is positioned to take flight…a
dramatic silhouette. The vane is constructed of heavy sheets of rolled copper [two-ply].
Ex collection of Thomas and Betty Mellon Evans. Includes a professionally fabricated
wall mount bracket for display.

SOLD

859-34




Antique Weathervane, Sperm Whale
Unknown Maker, circa 1850-1870
Sheet iron, plumb-brown surface - SOLD


Antique Weathervane, Sperm Whale 
Unknown Maker, circa 1850-1870
Sheet iron, plumb-brown surface, entire view 1

This beautiful example is right, skillfully made, soft weatherworn edges and honest
patina. Included is a wonderful base retrofitted from sewing machine. Thin traces of
indecipherable letting appear on one side when examined at the right angle. The piece
displays well. (Height on stand: 18.25"; height: 6.75"; length: 29.5")

SOLD

1334-2




Antique, Weathervane, Leaping Stag, Cushing & White, Untouched Condition
Cushing & White, Waltham, Massachusetts, circa 1880
A beautiful and honest encyclopedic surface…sizing, verdigris & traces of gilt - SOLD


Antique, Weathervane, Leaping Stag, Cushing & White, Untouched Condition
Cushing & White, Waltham, Massachusetts, circa 1880
A beautiful and honest encyclopedic surface…sizing, verdigris & traces of gilt, entire view 1

A spectacular example in rarely encountered untouched condition, full bodied molded
copper with magnificent zinc antlers and accurately detailed cloven hooves. A similar
example is published on page 53 of Steve Miller’s the Art of the Weathervane.
(Height: 22.5"; length: 28.5"; width: 3.75")

SOLD

923-10




Vintage Sheet and Wrought Iron Weathervane, Whale on Harpoon & Directionals’
Marshfield, Massachusetts - SOLD


Vintage Sheet and Wrought Iron Weathervane, Whale on Harpoon & Directionals’ 
Marshfield, Massachusetts, entire view

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.

SOLD

754-22




Weathervane, Rooster, Silhouette, Pierced Cutout Sheet Iron Unknown Maker, Likely the Local Blacksmith or Farmer, 19th Century - SOLD


Weathervane, Rooster, Silhouette, Pierced Cutout Sheet Iron Unknown Maker, Likely the Local Blacksmith or Farmer, 19th Century, entire view

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")

928-91 - SOLD




Weathervane, Prancing Horse, Zinc Head, Original Surface, Full Body
American, 19th Century
Verdigris surface with traces of mustard sizing - SOLD


Antique Weathervane, Prancing Horse, Original Surface, 19th Century, angle view

(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


Antique Weathervane, Rooster on Orb and Arrow, Late 19th Century, Mustard Surface, facing left view

(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


Antique Weathervane, Hunter and Deer Silhouette, facing right view

(34 by 15.25")

1062-7 - SOLD




Weathervane, Cow, Sheet Iron
Late 19th Century
Anonymous - SOLD


Antique Weathervane, Cow, Sheet Iron, 19th Century, facing left view

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




Gabriel Weathervane
Sheet Iron And Paint
Circa 1880-1920 - SOLD


Antique Weathervane, Angel Gabriel, Sheet Iron, Painted, entire view

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


Antique Weathervane, Horse and Rider, Red Painted, entire view

Outstanding...and correct, this powerful silhouette in old red paint.
(Overall height: 34 inches; height: 29 inches; width: 25.5 inches.)

661-13 - SOLD




Antique Weathervane, Sperm Whale
Unknown Maker, circa 1850-1870
Sheet iron, plumb-brown surface - SOLD


Antique Weathervane, Sperm Whale 
Unknown Maker, circa 1850-1870
Sheet iron, plumb-brown surface, entire view 1

This beautiful example is right, skillfully made, soft weatherworn edges and honest
patina. Included is a wonderful base retrofitted from sewing machine. Thin traces of
indecipherable letting appear on one side when examined at the right angle. The piece
displays well. (Height on stand: 18.25"; height: 6.75"; length: 29.5")

SOLD

1334-2




Antique Weathervane, Full-bodied Running Horse
Date/Period: 1870-1890 - SOLD


Antique Weathervane, Full-bodied Running Horse, entire view

Measurement: Height: 17.5"; length: 32"; width: 1.75"

Material: Copper

Condition: Missing front section of horizontal tube

Additional Information: Flattened full body trotting horse displaying thinning gilt, sizing,
and verdigris; surface is honest, highly oxidized…as descended. We can fabricate a
professional display stand or wall mounting backet inexpensively.

SOLD

449-20




Antique, Sheep Weathervane on Arrow, Historic Surface
1880-1900 - SOLD


Antique, Sheep Weathervane on Arrow, Historic Surface, entire view 1

Height: 30"; length: 45.5"; width: 7"

Copper

Flatted full body weathervane displaying honest thinning
paint and verdigris. Unknown maker.

SOLD

1310-95




Running Horse Weathervane, Harris & Co. Gilt & Verdigris, Honest Historic Surface
Boston, Massachusetts
Date/Period: Circa 1870-1890 - SOLD


Running Horse Weathervane, Harris & Co. Gilt & Verdigris, Honest Historic Surface Boston, Massachusetts, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 23"; length: 35"; depth: 2.5"

Material: Copper and zinc

Condition: Very good, minor imperfections consistent with age; as found, displays well

Additional Information: A full body figure with full mane and tail, cast zinc ears, very
old and right surface; couple minor (short) seam splits.

SOLD

879-122




19th Century Weathervane, Cotswold Ewe, Zink Over Iron Head, Copper Body
Fine Detail, Possible Fiske or L.W. Cushing and Sons
Date/Period: 1883-1890 - SOLD


19th Century Weathervane, Cotswold Ewe, Zink Over Iron Head, Copper Body Fine Detail, Possible Fiske or L.W. Cushing and Sons, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 19.75"; length: 30"; depth: 4"

Material: Copper, iron, zinc, gold gilt on sizing

Condition: Excellent and original

Additional Information: A finely detailed flatted full body having cast iron and zinc
head and ears. The classic profile appears to retain its original gilt surface with
scattered verdigris.

SOLD

1109-7




Antique Weathervane, Horse, Galvanized Metal
Unknown Maker, circa 1850-1890 - SOLD


Antique Weathervane, Horse, Galvanized Metal
Unknown Maker, circa 1850-1890, entire view 1

The silhouette having a swelled body is constructed on two pieces of heavily galvanized
metal [likely zinc]; seams are riveted. Wrought iron bracing and mounting style is
unusual. A nearly identical weathervane is published as plate 119, page 72 of A Gallery
of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs
by Robert Bishop and Patricia Coblentz.
Very nice surface, excellent condition; height: 18.5"; length: 25.25"; body depth: 2")

SOLD

1328-1




Antique Weathervane, Pig, Great Surface, Copper, Full Bodied, Flattened
Possibly L.W. Cushing, Waltham, Massachusetts, circa 1880 - SOLD


Antique Weathervane, Pig, Great Surface, Copper, Full Bodied, Flattened
Possibly L.W. Cushing, Waltham, Massachusetts, circa 1880, entire view 1

We guarantee this outstanding honest period surface consisting of very old thinning
gold leaf squares over original surface to be right. This oinker with applied ears and
curlicue tail remains in fine unrestored condition. See page 137 of Steve Miller’s the Art
of the Weathervane for an identical example.
(Height: 20.25"; length: 34"; width: 1.5")

SOLD

923-9




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 - SOLD


Antique Full Body Gamecock Weather Vane 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”)

SOLD

1120-65




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 - SOLD


Antique Goat Weather Vane  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"`)

608-57 - SOLD




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


 Antique Weather Vane, Howard Gilt Zinc & Copper Rooster Weathervane, C. 1854-1867, Original Surface History

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”)

923-4 - SOLD




Antique Weather Vane or Weathervane
Raven on Arrow, Open Beak, Cawing
Unknown Maker, Prob First Half 20th C.
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 or Weather Vane
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, 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




Antique Weather Vane, 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




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





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