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Weather Vanes
Weather Vanes

Weather vanes were used in seventeenth-century Boston. The direction of the wind was an indication of coming weather, important to the seafaring and farming communities. By the mid-nineteenth century, commercial weather vanes were made of metal. Many were shaped like animals. Ethan Allen, Dexter, St. Julian, are famous horses that were depicted. Today's collectors often consider weather vanes to be examples of folk art, even though they may not have been handmade. Deacon Shem Drowne was the first documented American weather vane maker who created the famous grasshopper vane on top of the Faneuil Hall in Boston. 

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 Weather VanesFox Running, Copper, Hammered, Gilt, Mounted, 20 x 32 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesFox Running, Iron, Old Black Over Old Red Paint, Mounting Rod, 16 x 23 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesGrasshopper Copper, Molded, Outstretched Tongue, Zinc Eyes, Verdigris, 26 x 34 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Jumping, Jockey Rider, Molded Copper, Cast Zinc, Gilt, Cushing & Son, 28 x 31 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Leaping, Copper Sheet, Molded, Gilt, Full Body, Verdigris, A.L. Jewell & Co., 58 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Leaping, With Rider, Wearing Top Hat, Copper, Molded, Full Body, c.1890, 32 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Running, Cast Iron Head, Copper, Verdigris Patina, c.1890, 21 x 41 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Running, Copper, Brass Head, Wood Stand, c.1900, 17 x 32 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Running, Copper, Cast Zinc Head, c.1850, 27 1/2 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Running, Copper, Gilt, 18 1/2 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Running, Copper, Verdigris Patina, Stand, 40 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Running, Copper, Zinc Mounts, 16 x 38 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Running, Molded Copper, Flattened Full Body, A.L. Jewell, c.1860, 21 x 32 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Running, Zinc, Patinated, 24 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Sulky, Driver, Copper, c.1895, 18 x 34 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Trotting, Full Body, Sheet Iron, Gilt, Rochester Iron Works, c.1880, 26 x 37 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Trotting, Sheet Iron, Cutout, Gray Paint, c.1925, 9 x 20 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Trotting, Woman Rider, Arrow Directional, Sheet Iron, Early 1900s, 19 x 31 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorses Mare, Foal, Standing, Directional, Green Paint, Sheet Iron, Va., 50 x 48 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesLighthouse Copper, Zinc, Gilt, 27 1/2 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesLion Wrought Iron, Scrolling, Flowers, Directional Arrow, 8 1/2 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesLobster Copper, Molded, Gilt, Full Body, Stand, c.1950, 15 x 32 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesLocomotive Copper, Cast Bronze Wheels, Engine, Tender, Cowcatcher, 1900s, 12 x 31 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesNative American On Knee, Holding Knife & Ax, Sheet Iron, Painted, Rod, 14 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesOwl On Broom Copper, Molded, Weathered Gilt, 22 x 42 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price


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