Antique copper weathervane cockerel

S/N:KS6904

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+44 (0)7952 346678

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Antique copper weathervane cockerel

MARC KITCHEN-SMITH
A rare full-bodied English weathervane cockerel, modelled in zinc and copper. A superb example created for a property in Cornwall in the late 19th century. The metalwork has now acquired a beautiful natural patina from years of being exposed to the natural elements. The remnants of crusty paintwork shows that it was originally realistically rendered as a farmyard rooster. Some historic dents, and one side is missing the wattle beneath the beak. It is very unusual to see a weathervane cockerel of this type to have been modelled with both legs, rather than a single pole beneath the body. In this case the bird has both its legs with spurs, its claws firmly gripping a perch. A stunning piece of English folk art

New steel supportive base. Height of cockerel from perch is 65cm.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 85cm (33.46in)
  • W: 60cm (23.62in)
  • D: 19cm (7.48in)

Period: 

Victorian

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Telephone: +44 (0)1579 344647

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MARC KITCHEN-SMITH

By Appointment
Cornwall
PL14 3JU
United Kingdom

WWW.MARCKITCHENSMITH.COM

Marc has been successfully dealing in decorative antiques for over 15 years, fuelled by his lifelong passion for artefacts of the past. His workshop, a converted Methodist Sunday School, is located on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.

He successfully mixes styles and periods to create his own unique collection of ‘delightful objects’. Good design, craftsmanship, colour and an age-worn patina all play their part in his discerning approach to buying. His selection of stock is often based on its aesthetic appeal rather than its age, and he loves to find items that have a story to tell.

Visits to Marc’s workshop and stores can be arranged by appointment.

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