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  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700-1725 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron and copper, painted and gilt

  • Museum number:

    909:1 to 3-1906

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114c, case EXP []

Physical description

Wrought iron and copper weathercock with paint traces of black, red, green (viridian, bronze, transl, olive), red and red brown ochre, transl yellow and yellow. There are also traces of a brown deposit, gold leaf, yellow oil size and varnish or glaze.

Place of Origin

France (made)


ca. 1700-1725 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron and copper, painted and gilt


Height: 270 cm, Width: 88 cm, Depth: 63 cm

Descriptive line

Weathercock, painted wrought iron and copper, made in France, ca. 1700-1725, the stand ca. 1900

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Campbell, Marian. An Introduction to Ironwork. London : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1985. 48 p., ill. ISBN 0112904157
Lister, R. Art in Iron. pp.113-116.

Labels and date

Wrought iron and copper, painted
France; c. 1700-25 (stand c. 1900)

Weathercocks were in use in England before the 11th century. The fashion for them remained almost exclusively English and they were not produced on the Continent until much later.

Museum No. 909-1906 [07/1994]


Wrought iron; Copper


Forging (metal forming); Painting (coating); Gilding


Metalwork; Ironwork


Metalwork Collection

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