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PROPERTY OF THE CHARLEY ROUSS FIRE COMPANY, WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA

A Rare and Important Molded Copper Fireman "Old Jake" Weathervane Made for the Union Fire Hall, now Charley Rouss Fire Company, maker unknown, Winchester, Virginia, circa 1860
Estimate
3,000,0005,000,000
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PROPERTY OF THE CHARLEY ROUSS FIRE COMPANY, WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA

A Rare and Important Molded Copper Fireman "Old Jake" Weathervane Made for the Union Fire Hall, now Charley Rouss Fire Company, maker unknown, Winchester, Virginia, circa 1860
Estimate
3,000,0005,000,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Rare and Important Molded Copper Fireman "Old Jake" Weathervane Made for the Union Fire Hall, now Charley Rouss Fire Company, maker unknown, Winchester, Virginia, circa 1860
the swell-bodied figure of Old Jake wearing a fireman's helmet with swooping brim and shield atop his head of curled hair, outlined eyes and brow and open mouth, his open throat collar fashioned from double sheets of applied copper, with flowing bow, the costume with rows of repousse buttons and belt, repousse high boots; his right arm, fashioned from applied sheet copper grasps a fire trumpet; the left arm and hand raised, pointing towards the conflagration; old silver-gray paint on surface.
Height 72 inches; width 62 inches
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Catalogue Note

The figure of Old Jake is closely related to the fireman depicted in "Rushing to the Conflict", a Louis Maurer 1858 print, part of the Life of the Fireman series, published by Currier & Ives.

Important Americana

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