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LARGE HACKNEY RUNNING HORSE WEATHERVANE

Origin United States
Period 19th Century
Materials Copper, Zinc.
Dimensions
W. 47.25 in; H. 31.5 in; D. 8 in;
W. 120.02 cm; H. 80.01 cm; D. 20.32 cm;
Condition Excellent. In overall great condition, few early buck-shot holes filled with lead. Retains portions of original yellow sizing and original gilt with weathered verdigris surface.
Creation Date 1875 - 1885
Description Attributed to J.W. Fiske, New York.
Ca. 1875-1885

Full body-form of molded copper, copper tubing, and a cast zinc head.
Provenance: Robert S. Walin Antiques, Woodbury, Connecticut; Private collection, Cornwall, Connecticut.
This rare imposing size of a “hackney” tail running horse weathervane has a well-defined cast zinc head and wonderful motion to the body. The large size is further complemented with a vibrant, colorful surface.

Dimensions: 31 1/2" h. (on stand), 47 1/4" w., 8"d.
Styles / Movements Folk Art, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 284497
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