New York, circa 1875. 27 ¾ x 33 x 2 ½ inches
This extremely rare molded copper Hambletonian Horse weathervane retails a superior original surface with a history of worn early white paint and original gilt. It remains in fine original condition.
This rare form of American weathervane, depicting a standing horse with a very long tail, is known as a Hambletonian. Only a small number of these weathervanes have survived. This is the first such example to appear on the market in generations. It is identical to the example pictured in the 1875 Fiske catalog.
Midwestern Private Collection
David A. Schorsch, Connecticut
Austin T. Miller, Ohio