WEATHER VANE: Antique J.W.Fiske Eagle, Gilded Copper, Late 1800's, 16.5" x 15.5
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WEATHER VANE: Antique J.W.Fiske Eagle, Gilded Copper, Late 1800's, 16.5" x 15.5"
If you set your monitor at FULL SCREEN from TOOLS you will be better able to view the photosThis is a terrific Weather Vane featuring a gilded Eagle perched on a globe with his wings outstretched which I acquired years ago at Medford Circle, West of Nashua New Hampshire. I am as sure as I can be that this Eagle was made by J. W. Fiske & Company of New York in the late 1800's, most likely between 1875 and 1885. Below is an image of an almost identical Eagle auctioned in the last few years, and attributed as I have attributed the present one, by one of the large houses in New York City: J. W. Fiske & Co. was in operation from 1863 until 1886, and was founded in 1863 by Joseph Winn Fiske. The Fiske Company was considered to be one of the preeminent New York City makers of ornamental iron and zinc objects in the second half of the nineteenth century. J.W. Fiske & Co. is most well-known for its fine production of copper weather vanes. Our Eagle is a good example of the fine work produced by this company. As our Eagle stands on his simple wooden support, he is 16 1/2 inches tall and 15 1/2 inches long. The Eagle on his globe is 11 inches tall and 8 3/4 inches from his beak to the back of his tail ... read more