Signed Harris & Co. Dexter Full-Bodied Running Horse Weathervane
Original Weathered Gold Gilt Surface
Circa Late 19th Century: This 27" Harris running horse weathervane is constructed of molded gilt copper, has zinc ears, and is stamped "HARRIS and Co." in tiny letters on one side of the horse (shown in the 7th picture). The vane is 18 1/2" tall mounted on its museum stand and has a superb original gold gilded surface. A single bullet hole has been repaired on one side of the weathervane and minor, age appropriate dents. The conditon, patina, and originality of this handsome 19th century Boston MA weathervane from one of the premier manufacturers of its day is absolutely superb. The 27" size is also highly desirable because it can fit just about anywhere in the house and make quite a statement. This example of an antique American weathervane in original untouched surface, shows perfect age and patina, the square sheets of gold guild adorn this handsome running horse and the aesthetics are perfect.