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ANTIQUE CONNECTICUT WEATHERVANES


Locomotive and tender. Artist unknown. Made in a railway shop
in Amesville, Connecticut. Late 1800s. Copper. L. 80".

   Some of the most beautiful and fascinating objects crated by American craftsmen of the past are the marvelous weathervanes and whirligigs that in recent years have become prized collector's items and have been shown in many museum exhibitions. Following are a selection of outstanding antique weathervanes from Connecticut.


The Indian Mashamoquet. Artist unknown. New England. 19th century. Copper, molded. H. 45". This stylized figure is molded in the round. Mashamoquet was Sachem of the Nipmuck tribe. The vane originally adorned a building in Pomfret, Connecticut, adjacent to the Mashamoquit State Park.

Touring car. Artist unknown. Connecticut. 1920s. Copper. L. 20"

Elephant. Artist unknown. Found on a barn in Bridgeport, Connecticut. c. 1880
Pine, painted, braced with iron straps. W. 48".

Horse jumping fence. Artist unknown. Found on a barn in Connecticut.
Late 19th century. Iron and copper. L. 30".

1909 Rolls-Royce. Artist unknown. Connecticut. 1909. Iron W. 38".


Horse jumping through hoop. Artist unknown. Connecticut. Late 19th century.
Copper. L. 30"
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