You'll have reason to be proud when you see this gorgeous Handmade Copper Smithsonian Rooster Weathervane gracing the roof or cupola atop your home, barn, garage or shed. The lovely design, expert craftsmanship and intricate detail of this outdoor folk art has been copied, but never surpassed in terms of quality and artistry. A plaque identifies this weathervane as being inspired and licensed by the Smithsonian Institute.
Since colonial times, weathervanes have adorned American public buildings, barns and homes, providing decoration and information to help farmers. The rooster's crow at dawn has made it a symbol of daily victory of light over darkness, and the triumph of good over evil. During the Middle Ages, the rooster became a popular image on weathervanes, also known as weathercocks. The tradition continues today.
To ensure long-lasting beauty, highly skilled artisans fashion this standard-size cockerel weathervane with handcrafted figures, directionals and spacers made of pure polished copper and brass. Copper is the material of choice for weather ornaments due to its beauty, strength, workability and resistance to weather and corrosion. Over time, polished copper develops a lovely natural patina.
A durable assembly rod ensures years of maintenance-free function. Measurements are for the figure only; add 20" to the overall height to accommodate spacer balls, directionals and rod. Adjustable design fits any roof pitch. Assembly required; easy-to-follow instructions included. Roof and eve mount sold separately. Made in USA.
• Handcrafted Smithsonian rooster weathervane with copper finish • Classic design licensed and inspired by the Smithsonian Institute • Functional and beautiful outdoor sculpture of exceptional quality • Timeless Americana folk art design adds dramatic accent to rooftop or cupola • Crafted of pure copper and brass by skilled artisans in the USA
Size Smithsonian Rooster Weathervane 26-1/2"L x 22"H Adjustable Aluminum Roof Mount 12"L x 4"W x 7"H Iron Eave Mount extends 12", inside pipe diameter 3/4"