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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 VanesRooster Arrow Mount, Copper, 23 1/2 x 24 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesRooster Copper, Gilt, Jewell & Co., 23 x 20 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesRooster Copper, Hollow Body, Sheet Copper Tail, Base, c.1890, 16 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesRooster Directionals, Copper, Verdigris, Base, 21 x 63 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesRooster Full Body, Flattened, Weathered Gold Leaf, Wood, Stand, 23 x 16 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesRooster Full Body, Gilt, Copper, 1800s, 22 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesRooster Gilt, Glass Eyes, 22 1/2 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesRooster Green, Gold Paint, Zinc, c.1920, 28 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesRooster Paint, Copper, 16 x 19 1/2 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesRooster Painted Gold, Copper, Molded, 22 x 24 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesRooster Painted Red, Sheet Iron, c.1900, 31 1/4 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesRooster Sheet Iron, c.1850, 23 x 25 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesRooster Standing On Arrow, Copper, Directionals, 24 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesRooster Swell Body, Copper, c.1845, 44 1/2 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesSailboat Sloop, Gold Paint, 34 x 35 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesSerpent Sculptural, Sheet Iron, Stand, 50 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesSheep Full Body, Flattened, Copper, Wooly Texture, c.1885, 24 x 29 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesShip 3-Masted, Green, Brown Paint, Wood, Copper, c.1950, 30 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesShip 3-Masted, White, Green Paint, Wood, c.1915, 34 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesSmuggler Running Horse, Flowing Mane, Copper, Molded, Cast Zinc, Harris & Co., 31 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesSoldier Sheet Metal, 31 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesSperm Whale Full Body, Large Head, Copper, c.1915, 21 1/2 x 32 1/2 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesSperm Whale Wood, Carved, c.1920, 10 x 34 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesStag Leaping, Copper, 29 1/2 x 23 1/2 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Weather VanesStag Leaping, Full Body, Gilt Copper, Zinc Antlers, Metal Stand, 18 3/4 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price


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