Important Writing Quill Weathervane with Pillar-Molded Cranberry Glass Torch - image 1 of 8

A feather quill pen braced by a trumpeting torch intersecting two open hands and a wave affixed ring – probably a logo from an early conservatory. The torch is emblazoned by a blown pillar-molded solid cranberry-glass flame motif, fashioned by a glass-gaffer employing precious gold as a coloring agent. The applied and pulled blisters, added for texture and a blazing decorative effect are in as found condition; some snapped off as they were made, others abridged by weather and such menaces consistent to an outdoor antique. The intact hollow molded and hand wrought sheet-metal copper elements in beautiful all-original verdigris patinated surface: graced by weather and time. At least two distinct guildsmen were employed to make this unique and impressive wind-vane of undeniable integrity and superb un-touched condition. Height on stand: 46”, width: 67”, Depth of glass flame: 9”. Likely NYC vicinity – made shortly after the torch-bearing arm of the Statue of Liberty was displayed at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Great decorative item to grace the home of a writer, publisher or discriminating antique collector.

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Important Writing Quill Weathervane with Pillar-Molded Cranberry Glass Torch


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