Index Horse Weathervane (SOLD)
No horse weathervane is more pleasing in form than that of the Index Horse manufactured by J. Howard and Company and is felt by many collectors to resemble the classic stature of a Greek sculpture. This small example bears exceptional form and color.
~ ITEM DETAILS ~Dimensions: H 14 1/4", OAL 17 3/4"
Date / Circa: Circa 1855
Maker / Origin: J. Howard & Company, W. Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Medium: Molded & sheet copper and cast zinc. This weathervane retains an exceptional verdigris surface to the copper and fine patina to the zinc with traces of gilding and yellow sizing. It is missing the iron bar attached to the underside of the hooves.