ETHAN ALLEN, Horse Weathervane. America's most winning and celebrated Trotter. Early model, with rare cast sink head and mane, with a molded copper, body. Exceptional, all original, ( one early repaired bullet hole) , green verdigris patina. Retains its original oval mfg. tag, showing "patented on August 18, 1868".
History: In 1865 Leonard Cushing, a civil engineer worked in Providence, RI. Stillman White worked for him as a machinist. They purchased the A.L. Jewell & Co. In Waltham, Ma. Although neither man knew anything about making weathervanes, they jumped in at the auction and bought the equipment, molds, and designs , and formed the " Cushing & White. In 1870, White left the firm, and it became known as L.W.Ccushing & Co. It makes it easy to date this "Smuggler " trotting horse, Weathervane.
reference "American Weathervanes, the Art of the Winds". Many pages are devoted to this maker. Page- 144-165 & page 150, catalog shows this 29 inch long example. This example is referenced in most of the weathervane books.
|Dealer||George Spiecker / Fine Americana|
|Measurements||29 W x 16 1/2 H|
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|Contact||George Spiecker, 913-269-8775 or email@example.com|