Rare and Possibly Unique Bird Form Weathervane
American, ca. 1865-1875.
Copper, copper tubing, iron
Condition: Excellent condition with a wonderful verdigris surface and traces of the original gold leafing.
Provenance: Private Collection, CT. Purchased in the early 1960’s.
This unusual and unknown form to us appears to be of a dove. The curvilinear lines and balanced proportions are very successful giving it a slight abstract feel to it as well. The quality of the construction suggests it was made by a skilled craftsman. The front portion of the arrow-head is wrapped with copper, a technique not commonly seen. The over-all condition coupled with the untouched original surface also adds to its desirability.
Dimensions: 33 3/4"h x 40"l
Item ID: FA-WV 154