This large and dramatic banner weathervane has 1901 pierced in the sail or banner portion of the vane suggesting it was used on a building dedicated in that year. The sail ends in the classic "swallow tail" form. The shaft is topped with a copper orb.
The maker is not known but the banner form was popular in the Victorian years and made by all the major weathervane producers of that time. This was likely a custom order. The museum stand is contemporary.
The weathervane measures 49 1/2" long and 34 3/4" tall.
The forward stylized arrow section is in cast iron with an early green paint and traces of early gilt remaining. The copper banner portion has a weathered verdigris surface.
Condition is good with no losses, no repairs and retaining an early weathered surface.
Copper Banner Weathervane, 1901