Index Horse Weathervane
Attributed to: J. Howard and Co., Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
Cast zinc, sheet copper in full body for hindquarters, cast iron.
Condition: Traces of painted surfaces and gilt, now showing a modelled oxidized surface. Minor re-soldering to seam separations along front right hoof and back left hoof where they meet the bar, re-soldering along the seam of the right ear, one bullet hole in the main body repaired, otherwise in fine condition.
Provenance: Collection of Frank Miele; Sotheby’s; Private Collection, Chicago.
This distinct form of a trotting horse was primarily manufactured by J. Howard who was among one of the first companies producing weathervanes on a large scale. The company is known for their use of casting zinc with such sensitivity to detail.
Dimensions: 19 1/4"h x 24"l x 3"d
Item ID: FA-WV 106