Cockerel weathervane

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Date:1800 - 1845 (c.)

Description:This is a zinc and iron weathervane in the form of a cockerel - one of the earliest and most enduring designs used on church spires throughout Europe. It is symbolic, indicating not only the wind but also acting as a reminder of human frailty, reminding the viewer of St Peter's betrayal of Jesus 'before the cock crowed'. It is British, dating from the early 19th century. Height 600 mm, Length 465 mm, Width 82 mm.


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Source: Compton Verney House Trust

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