Great Blue Heron Sheet Copper Weathervane (150519_102)

Great Blue Heron Sheet Copper Weathervane

Unknown American Maker
Second half of 19th century 
Sheet copper
60½” from beak to wing tip, 24” from peak to base of ball
Ref. No. 150519_102
$27,500-

This extraordinary heron vane retains a choice surface from the household of Thomas & Betty Mellon Evans. The body is a double sheet laminate of copper from the breast forward. A single sheet behind the pivot point. Excellent condition. Three small 22-caliber dents, which do not penetrate although leaving a short cloud trail descending from the impact area.