Antique painted weather vane of a lady with a looking glass / telescope

    Antique painted weather vane of a lady with a looking

    glass / telescope

     

    A charming folk art weather vane retaining its original paint over the cut out and pierced steel body. With her hatband flying in the wind one can imagine she is on top of her house in the widow’s walk scanning the horizon for signs of a returning ship with her husband. The red, white, yellow, blue, and black hand painted (both sides) weather vane has two metal loops on one side to attach it to the weather vane rod.

     

    One sold in 2008 at Blackwood march auctioneers Massachusetts, Lot 75.

    Some paint loss, fading (one side more than other) and rust.

    Dear wind, do tell. Do I watch in vain
    To lay my eyes on his ship again
    Many a billowed sails out at sea
    But none to return my love to me.
    Come back to me. Come back to me.

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    Size: 32″ high

    Price: £650

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