This 19th century Flying Eagle weathervane is a full bodied eagle with spread wings perched atop a banded sphere. The Eagle is beautifully detailed and well crafted. The feathers are defined and prominent, as are the Eagles talons. The Eagle has a wonderfully dark patinated appearance, rich with age and history. The dark patina is dominant to the top and the most exposed areas of the bird. The underside of the wings and chest retain the gold gilt finish, which appears to be very old and may be original.
The Eagles left wing tip is creased, but there is no damage to the seam where the upper and lower wings join. There are two small holes to the back of the body, as shown in the photos. Structurally the Eagle is very sound and in very nice antique condition with wear and losses commensurate with age and use. There are some minor copper verdigris spots in a couple of places.
The flying eagle weathervane is beautifully displayed on a solid brass rod that is affixed to a solid Walnut plinth base. The wood base has a 2″ profile and a natural oiled finish. The Eagle with stand separates into three pieces, Eagle, brass shaft and Walnut base. This allows for easy removal for packing and shipping.
PERIOD: 19th Century
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
MATERIALS: Copper weathervane, brass and Walnut.
CONDITION: Very good antique condition with wear and losses commensurate with age and use. See the description above for a detailed comment on the overall condition.
HEIGHT: 20.5 in. (52 cm) Eagle with base
HEIGHT: 12.5 in. (32 cm) Eagle only
WIDTH: 25.5 in. (65 cm) Eagle only
DEPTH: 12.25 in. (31 cm) Eagle only