antique gilt banner weathervane
Maker Unidentified, New England
Sheet copper and zinc retaining an original crusty, gilded surface and patina
Ht. 27”, L. 59”
|Literature: See Kaye, American Weathervanes, p. 75, for an illustration of an identical example atop the Union Congregational Church in Maynard, MA.
According to Myrna Kaye’s book, Yankee Weathervanes, she refers to this form as scroll vanes found on churches throughout New England. Designed with classical motifs, they were simple to construct and affordable to purchase.