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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 VanesHorse Paint, Sheet Iron, 33 x 24 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Prancing, Copper, Cutout Silhouette, c.1915, 32 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Prancing, Sheet Iron, 27 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Rearing, Painted Red, Sheet Metal, 24 x 32 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Rearing, Sheet Iron, 16 1/2 x 15 1/2 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Rochester Type, Cast Iron, 36 x 27 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Running, Copper, Verdigris, 1800s, 20 x 43 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Running, Copper, Zinc Head, Patina, Wood Post, c.1890, 39 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Running, Copper, Zinc Head, Verdigris, Full Body, Bullet Holes, c.1890, 26 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Running, Directional Stand, Copper, Zinc, 40 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Running, White Paint, Sheet Metal, 18 x 29 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Standing, Copper, Zinc Head, Gold Paint, Full Body, Hambletonian, c.1890, 25 x 28 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Standing, Gilt Copper, Zinc Head, Full Body, Ball Finial, c.1890, 19 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Trotting, Full Bodied, Zinc, Copper, J.W. Fiske Co., c.1921, 16 x 38 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesHorse Walking, Arrow, White Paint, Sheet Iron, New Eng., 53 x 56 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesIndian Crouched By Fire, Directionals, Paint, Sheet Steel, c.1890, 44 x 31 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesJockey Horse, Galloping, Copper, Cast Iron, c.1890, 32 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesLightning Rod Arrow Directional, Cranberry Glass Insert, Colored Glass Ball, 42 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesLobster Copper, Black Stand, 29 1/2 x 19 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesPig Cast Zinc Head & Tail, 12 x 13 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesPig Lightening Rod, 23 x 5 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesPorpoise Copper, 32 x 25 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesQuill Copper, 35 x 14 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesRod Directionals, Iron, 126 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesRooster 1 Raised Leg, Painted Red, Riveted, Sheet Iron, c.1900, 31 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price


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