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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 VanesPig Sheet Iron, Painted, Applied Ears, Virginia, 23 x 47 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesRooster Copper, Molded, Hollow Arrow, Zinc, Gilt, Cushing, c.1890, 19 x 25 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesHorse Prancing, Enameled, Wrought Iron, William H. Diederich, 1930s, 40 x 49 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesRooster Arrow, Full Body, Copper Gilt, U.S.A., c.1890, 26 1/2 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesCodfish Full Body, Copper, Gilt, Applied Sheet Iron Fins, c.1910, 30 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesLocomobile Flattened Full Body, Copper, E.G. Washburne Co., c.1910, 43 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesGrasshopper Full Body, Copper, Molded, Verdigris, Gilt, c.1885, 15 x 38 In. Illustrated2015Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesHorse & Rider Full Body, Molded, Rod, Copper, c.1925, 29 x 26 In. Illustrated2015Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesPig Full Body, Copper, Verdigris, Gilded, c.1910, 22 x 32 In. Illustrated2015Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesBannerLyre, Cutout Design, Gilt, Copper, Zinc Arrow, Stand, c.1890, 23 x 59 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesButterflyCopper Wire Antennae & Legs, Copper Pierced, J.W. Fiske, c.1890, 20 x 22 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesDogSetter, Flattened Full Body, Gilt Copper, Rod With Stand, 16 3/8 x 33 1/2 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesGirlHolding Umbrella, Dog, Sheet Iron, Black Paint, Wood Base, c.1925, 37 1/2 x 32 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesHorseJockey, Steeplechase, Copper, Gilt, Zinc, c.1890, 24 x 31 1/2 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesHorseRunning, Flattened Body, Applied Tail, Copper, Molded, Cast Iron, Cast Zinc Head, c.1890, 19 x 27 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesLocomotiveFull Round, Sheet Copper, Painted, Copper Rod, c.1900, 26 x 24 1/2 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesFemaleNude, Wings On Feet, Animal Ears, Caduceus, Full Body, Copper, Arrow, c.1890, 90 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesPigFull Body, Flattened, Copper, Cast Zinc Head, Metal Stand, c.1890, 21 x 36 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesRamFull Body, Gilt Copper, Molded, Hammered, Stand, c.1900, 24 3/8 x 28 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesRoosterFull Body, Embossed Comb & Tail, Copper, Molded, Mounted, On Rod, c.1900, 14 5/8 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesBeaverSheet Metal Ears, Crosshatch On Copper Tail, c.1900, 13 x 32 x 24 In. Illustrated2013Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesCowStanding, Full Body, Copper, Molded, Gilt, Applied Ears, Tail, Stand, c.1900, 17 1/2 x 28 In. Illustrated2013Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesEweFlattened Body, Sheet Copper, Molded, Copper Rod, Verdigris, c.1900, 21 x 25 In. Illustrated2013Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesFishOpen Mouth, Copper, Molded, Verdigris, Wood Stand, c.1900, 12 x 25 5/8 In. Illustrated2013Login / Create Account for Price
Weather VanesHorseRunning, Full Body, Copper, J. Harris & Co., Boston, c.1885, 25 x 36 In. Illustrated2013Login / Create Account for Price


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