Folk Art: A rare late 19th century sheet copper weather vane, probably of a cod fish, in the manner of W. A. Snow & Co., of 19 Portland Street, Boston, U.S.A.

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Lot 169
Folk Art: A rare late 19th century sheet copper weather vane, probably of a cod fish, in the manner of W. A. Snow & Co., of 19 Portland Street, Boston, U.S.A.

£ 8,000 - 12,000
US$ 11,000 - 16,000
Folk Art: A rare late 19th century sheet copper weather vane, probably of a cod fish, in the manner of W. A. Snow & Co., of 19 Portland Street, Boston, U.S.A.
With traces of gilt, and corrugated fins, raised on a later rod and rectangular stand, 75cm wide x 10cm deep x 26cm high, (29 1/2in wide x 3 1/2in deep x 10in high) excluding stand

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    See S. Miller, The Art of the Weathervane (1984), p. 9, where a page from an 1880 catalogue of W. A. Snow of Boston advertises a codfish or a pickerel 'made of copper and gilded with pure gold leaf'.
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