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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 VanesBannerCopper & Iron, Pierced, Geometric, Iron Rod Roof Mount, Scrolls, U.S.A., c.1890, 88 x 51 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBannerCutout, Copper, Verdigris, Paint Traces, c.1870, 36 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBannerPierced Geometric Shapes, Copper, Tall Post, Verdigris, c.1900, 43 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBannerBlossoms, Pierced S Monogram, Ball Terminals, Copper, Molded, c.1900, 34 x 37 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBannerCopper, Verdigris, Wrought Iron, Black Stand, 1800s, 36 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBannerCutout & Scroll Design, Ball Terminals, Painted, c.1900, 16 x 50 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBannerCutout Numerals, 1819, Scroll Supports, Sheet & Wrought Iron, 17 x 36 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBannerFleur-De-Lis, Pierced, Arrow Point, Balls, Sheet Copper, c.1895, 35 1/2 x 33 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBannerPierced Date, Copper, Wrought Iron, 1894, 34 x 57 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBannerWhite Paint, Arrow Point, Scroll & Tulip, Openwork, Sheet Copper, c.1865, 7 1/2 x 36 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBanner Arrow, Scrolls, Copper, Signed,1847, 49 x 75 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBanner Brass, Directional, 30 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBanner Copper, Zinc, Green Patina, c.1850, 24 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBanner Pierced E, Scrolls, Copper, Black Stand, 27 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBanner Sheet Iron, Stand, c.1865, 45 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBanner & ArrowBullet Hole, Gilt Zinc, 19th Century, 42 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBanner & HandGilt Patina, 29 X 36 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBanner ArrowBullet Hole, Gilt Zinc, 19th Century1999Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBanner ScrollCopper, Directionals, Stand, 26 x 57 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBanner StyleHorizontal Tube, Cast Arrowhead, Iron, Painted Gold, 25 x 48 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBanneretHand Form, Gilt Copper, Bullet Hole, 26 1/4 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBannerette4 Prong Lightning Rod Finial, Sheet Copper, Figure In Canoe, 82 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBanneretteChurch, Paddlewheel Tail, J. Howard, Zinc & Copper, 23 1/2 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBanneretteCopper, Lightning Rod, Iron, Lead, Early 19th Century, 4 1/2 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesBanneretteDouble Lyre, 4 Copper Leaves Arrow Point, 1880s, 34 x 47 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price


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