Antique metal weathervane - cockerel


+44 (0)1579 344647

+44 (0)7952 346678


United Kingdom

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Antique metal weathervane - cockerel

A very primitively-made continental weathervane cockerel with military gentleman riding on its tail. Made from cut-out sheet metal rivetted together, and supported by a wrought iron stem.

It has great age with various old repairs visible, as well as a surface of gnarled and crusty paintwork. The standing figure possibly once had a sword or a shield in his hand.

Seen in silhouette, this piece is reminiscent of an illustration from a Grimm's Fairy Tale - a lovely example of rural folk art. Bespoke later table stand.


  • H: 77cm (30.31in)
  • W: 41cm (16.14in)


19th century

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Telephone: +44 (0)1579 344647

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PL14 3JU
United Kingdom


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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