Copper Pointing Finger and Banner Weather Vane with Cast Iron Directionals
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- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2349
- Date / Time :
- February 18, 2007 11:00AM
Copper Pointing Finger and Banner Weather Vane with Cast Iron Directionals, J.W. Fiske Company, New York, late 19th century, cut-out sheet copper banner with pierced "C" monogram, supported on a copper rod bracket with a scrolled flower motif, molded copper pointing finger directional supported on an iron shaft with copper sphere over cast iron directionals, old gray-green surface with traces of gilding, including black metal base, total ht. 65 1/2, wd. 36 3/8 in.
Literature: A banner weather vane showing the pointing finger is illustrated on p. 124 of the 1893 Fiske weather vane catalogue (Copper Weathervanes Manufactured by J.W. Fiske, 1893, reprinted by Wallace-Homestead Book Company, 1971, Des Moines, Iowa).
Provenance: Pat and Rich Garthoffner, Lititz, Pennsylvania.