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The Laurens purchased this leaping stag weathervane in Amesbury, Massachusetts. It was from a home in Rye, New Hampshire, that once belonged to Marshall Field. The maker of this late nineteenth-century example is unknown. "When I arrived at the auction house," says Jerry, "it was hanging from a string and I had to get up on a ladder to get a closer look."

Old weather vane -- fish market building in London

Weathervane ...c. 1880 Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire

Lamb Banner Weathervane

Indian weathervane by an anonymous maker of New England origin, ca.1890. Sheet iron with original mounting rod

Centaur weathervane, sold $254,000, Fairfield Auction www.fairfieldauct...

@Teal Ankeny Krapfl : no doorbell yet, but how about this?

Gilt-bronze Viking weather vane, Soderala, Halsingland, Sweden, 10th century. Artist: Werner Forman

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Miniature Victorian windmill salesman sample

Gilded bronze weather vane. Viking ship from Tingelsted, Norway; 12th century Lessing Photo Archive See also 30-01-10/59

UNKNOWN GOLDSMITH, Norwegian Tingelstadt Weathervane 11th century Bronze Universitets Oldsaksamling, Oslo