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Rare Horse and Rider Weathervane


Attributed to: A.J. Jewell and Company (1852-1867). Waltham, Massachusetts, ca.1855-1860.
Molded full body copper and sheet copper.
Over-all in great condition, retains portions of the original yellow paint on the rider along with a natural oxidized surface. Possibly missing horizontal wrought iron mount.
Known for his distinctive styles of horses, Alvin L. Jewell was an innovator in the creation and development of three dimensional weathervanes and their early manufacture. The design of his horses with elongated heads and crimped tails are hallmarks of his work. This early horse and rider with a top hat is a prime example of Jewell’s work. His company was among the first to offer a full line of weathervanes to be purchased through mail order which paved the way and provided a model for weathervane manufacturing businesses, hence the reason why Jewell weathervanes are highly sought after among collectors today.

Dimensions: 26 ¾” h., 27” w., 4” d. (iron base)

Item ID: FA-WV 246

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