Running Horse Weathervane
An exceptional and whimsical form of an early running horse vane. Most antique weathervanes that collectors buy and sell were actually made
in large quantities and mass marketed to the general public in catalogs. These vanes do not fit the traditional definition of folk art, or objects
made by a person with no formal or academic training and/or working in an isolated area. Thereby creating an object that transcends it's
utilitarian use to a higher elevation of artistic merit. Some vanes such as this one are true folk art. It was fashioned by the homeowner or
farmer who needed one but for whatever reason did not buy, or could not afford, an expensive gilded weathervane. The whimsy of form and
overall appearance is a testament to the artistic eye of the creator of this weathervane. A rare vane of large size and provenance.
Provenance: "The Art of The Weathervane" this horse vane is pictured and discussed on P.89
Measurements height: 24", width/length: 40" SOLD
A Rare Pig Weathervane
A swell bodied Pig weathervane of exceptional form retaining traces of early gilding with
yellow sizing and a fine verdigris surface.
34" Long X 17" High