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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 VanesEagle Spread Wings, Ball & Arrow Mount, Copper, 24 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesEagle Spread Wings, Copper, Gilt, c.1845, 13 1/2 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesEagle Spread Wings, Copper, Gilt, c.1880, 20 x 25 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesFire Engine Horse Drawn, Painted, Arrow, Sheet Iron, c.1885, 16 x 38 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesFire Pumper Horse Drawn, On Arrow, Directionals, Cutout Sheet Metal, Iron, 37 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesFish Full Body, Copper, Gilt, Black Metal Stand, 14 x 26 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesFish Wood, Pierced, 46 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesFiske Banner Star Cutout, Copper, Verdigris Patina, 27 x 14 1/2 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesFox Leaping, Copper, Stand, 28 1/2 x 14 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesFox Painted, Carved, Wood, Black Stand, 12 x 25 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesFox Running, Red Paint, Sheet Metal, c.1900, 48 1/2 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesGabriel Flying, Blowing Trumpet, Holding Bible, Wood, Carved, Mass., 46 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesGirl Bloomers, Hoop, Sheet Metal, Black Stand, 18 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesGrasshopper Copper, Verdigris Patina, 23 1/2 x 19 1/2 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesGrasshopper Steepletop, Full Body, Copper, c.1915, 17 1/2 x 24 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHammer Anvil, Copper, c.1915, 72 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHand Pointing Index Finger, Wood, Folk Art, 19th Century, 37 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse & Rider Full Body, Trotting, Sheet Copper, Stand, c.1885, 18 1/2 x 20 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse & Sulky Driver, Copper 33 x 9 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse & Sulky Driver, Copper, Zinc, 47 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse & Sulky Driver, Directional, Copper, Verdigris, 20 x 48 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Full Body, Prancing, Copper, Baluster Shaft, c.1900, 59 x 35 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Full Body, Running, Armature, Copper, c.1885, 28 x 68 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Full Body, Running, Full Mane & Tail, Copper, Stand, c.1885, 22 x 34 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Hackney, Prancing, Molded Copper, J.W. Fiske, New York, c.1890, 21 x 30 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price


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