Rooster weathervane

Rooster weathervane
Title
Rooster weathervane
Date 
ca. 1860
Medium 
Zinc, copper, brass, gilding
Dimensions 
Overall: 27 x 25 1/2 x 3 in. ( 68.6 x 64.8 x 7.6 cm )
Description 
Rooster weathervane with cast zinc body, textured sheet copper tail, and rolled sheet copper legs; brass tube runs vertically through body; traces of gilding.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1165
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.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group