Molded and Gilded Copper Pig Weather Vane
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
- Date / Time :
- November 01, 2008 3:00PM
Molded and Gilded Copper Pig Weather Vane, America, late 19th century, flattened full-bodied molded sheet-copper figure mounted on a copper rod, the surface with yellow sizing and weathered gilt, no stand, (imperfections), ht. 21 1/2, lg. 36 in.
Reference: A similar pig-form weather vane is illustrated in The Art of the Weathervane, by Steve Miller, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Pennsylvania, 1984. p. 45 and A Gallery of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs, by Robert Bishop and Patricia Coblentz, Crown Publishers, 1981, p. 62.
Lacking one ear, a little seam separation on back of one fore leg and the hocks of both forelegs, also along the center of the back a couple inches, there is an opening on the top of its back from previous mounting minor scattered and subtle dents, minor old solder joinery repairs.