Rooster weathervane

Object Number: 
ca. 1860
Zinc, copper, brass, gilding
Overall: 27 x 25 1/2 x 3 in. ( 68.6 x 64.8 x 7.6 cm )
Rooster weathervane with cast zinc body, textured sheet copper tail, and rolled sheet copper legs; brass tube runs vertically through body; traces of gilding.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group