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A Rare and Important Angel Gabriel Weathervane (SOLD)

A Rare and Important Angel Gabriel Weathervane (SOLD)

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Made by Mr. Whelden of the Whelden & Fisher tin shop for the Wesleyan Seminary, formerly the First Methodist Church, Springfield, Vermont.


Dimensions: Length 54", Height 28"
Date / Circa: c. 1846
Maker / Origin: Mr. Whelden of Whelden & Fisher
Medium: Sheet iron and copper with iron bracing and retaining the remains of yellow sizing with faint traces of the original gold leaf.
Miscellaneous: Provenance: Wesleyan Seminary, Springfield, VT (removed from belfry in 1896 and put in storage); private VT collector, 1992. Literature: Mary Eva Baker, "Folklore of Springfield," 1922, p. 39-40.

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