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Great Blue Heron Sheet Copper Weathervane

Unknown American Maker

Second half of 19th century 

Sheet copper

60½” from beak to wing tip x 24” from peak to base of ball

Ref. No. 150519_102

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.