LARGE FOLK ART WEATHERVANE, PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1800-1850.

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Sheet iron, wrought iron, with a wonderful weathered patina with traces of old red paint, 40 x 46 inches. This one of a kind, early blacksmith-made rooster weathervane is remarkable for its rare and impressive large size, made to adorn the roof of an enormous Pennsylvania barn.

A similar though smaller sheet iron rooster vane (measuring just 27 x 22 inches) is one of the prizes in the collection at Winterthur, pictured on the cover of the 2004 book, Iron at Winterthur by Donald A. Fennimore, no. 156, pp. 317-318.

Provenance:
Philadelphia private collection.

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