This spread wing eagle on ball weathervane is similar in age and form to the magnificent example Mike & Frank found on American Pickers, a show they kindly asked me to help them out on during a wind-vane adventure. Generally, the better the detailing, the older vane. Take a close up look at the talons and eagle feathers and beak and other elements on this example. They indicate quality consistent with pre-1890 examples dating back to the mid 19th century and earlier. This folk art treasure is in original surface. Note how the verdigris patina almost glows like radium under black lights. Another indicator of age, and an element that adds beauty and undeniable integrity to antiques. 30" wide, 17" deep, 17" H. on the hand-crafted metal stand supplied free to purchaser. Hollow copper including head and claws in beautiful original time-weathered surface.
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