Celebrated racehorses inspired many models of weathervanes featuring trotting or running horses made during the 19th century. Popular horses included Ethan Allen, Mountain Boy, Goldsmith Maid, and Prancing Dixie. This example is a molded full bodied model with zinc head and compass directionals. Desirable small scale.
Folk Art | Americana
PLACE OF ORIGIN
New England | United States
Late 19th century
Width 36 Depth 26.75 Height 46 inches
Wood base: Width 14 inches
Weathervane: Width 36 Depth 26.75 Height 42 inches
Horse: Height 17 inches
Note: bullet hole. The wood base is a later addition.