VERY FINE MOLDED SHEET COPPER AND ZINC HORSE AND RIDER WEATHERVANE, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1850
Height 27 ½ in. by Width 28 ¼ in.
Vertical front leg bent at thirty degrees and tail bent
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This horse and rider vane was probably intended to represent a formally dressed equestrian training his mount in the classical art of dressage. Although the maker of this vane has not been identified, similar vanes were made by several manufacturers in the Boston area in the 1850s and ‘60s.