Circa late 19th or very early 20th century Rooster wind-vane on a new cast iron base (supplied to purchaser.) The Biblical quote referring to a rooster crowing three times has much to do with the popularity of this form on early American cupolas. The beauty and American identity of a rooster was also exemplified by Kellogg's Corn Flakes (once the most popular cereal) using the cock as a logo on its cereal boxes for almost 100 years. This beautiful vanes has a reinforcing iron on the wide tail that shows on one side. In person, it's the show side for most people's taste, but the show side can swing back and forth from month to month. Handsome, whimsical, fun, folky, authentic and graceful. Supplied with a handsome custom made iron stand, this vane is a great example of American folk art. 24" H including stand, 22" without, 22" long, 2.5 inches deep. Good estate condition, original weathered verdigris surface on gilded copper with traces of gilt, etc. remaining. The original legs are probably cast zinc.
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