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.
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")
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")
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"`)
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”)
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.)
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.)
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