Weathercock

ca. 1700-1725 (made)
Weathercock thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ironwork, Room 114c
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 3 parts.

  • Weathercock
  • Fragment
  • Fragment
Materials and Techniques
Wrought iron and copper, painted and gilt
Brief Description
Weathercock, painted wrought iron and copper, made in France, ca. 1700-1725, the stand ca. 1900
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 270cm
  • Width: 88cm
  • Depth: 63cm
Gallery Label
WEATHERCOCK 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)
Bibliographic References
  • Campbell, Marian. An Introduction to Ironwork. London : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1985. 48 p., ill. ISBN 0112904157pl.2
  • Lister, R. Art in Iron. pp.113-116.
Collection
Accession Number
909:1 to 3-1906

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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