Jumping Horse Weathervane
This is a John Garret Thew design made in the original mold set that he passed to me on his retirement. I am proud to continue to offer this great piece in his name. This design is available by commission. Please Click Here if you would like to have one made.
- 36″ long x 28″H figure + 14″H Assembly = 42″H weathervane + 14″H mounting root.
- Comes complete with ornamental balls, brass directionals, and stainless steel post.
- Natural copper is the standard finish for this figure. Available Finishes.
Horse Weathervanes have a quality of motion that is inherently charming. Equestrian figures were very popular in the late 1800s because horses were the main mode of transportation, in general, and on working farms. Later they became sporting obsessions. Only the wealthy could play but everyone could be a spectator. Horse racing, polo, dressage, and fox hunting were so popular that the particular horses and their riders became celebrities like sports figures today. Their likenesses were made into molds. Copper sheets were hammered into the molds and then soldered together to recreate the body. These beautifully executed figures were recognized in the 1960s as folk art and continue to be cherished as symbols of Americana today.
Choose from one of these individually handcrafted copper weathervanes, or have a custom one created for you.
Each hand-sculpted weathervane comes with your choice of finish and is signed & dated by the artist.