Weathervanes

  • "Seashell and Seahorses"
  • "Sailboat”
  • "Angelic Trumpetting Blue Verde"
  • "Jack Russell Dog with a squirrel Weathervane" This copper Jack Russell Terrier Dog weathervane features glass eyes, gold leafed patterns and distinctive tooling which gives the fur a realistic texture on the body.   Customers can provide photographs of their special canine pets for a customized  weather vane depicting  their favorite dog.  Glass eye color can be selected to accommodate a  variety of dog eye colors.  Personalized dog weathervanes can feature gold-leafing to bring out your pet's distinctive markings, as well as dog collars bearing your dog's name.
  • "Golden Retriever Running Portrait Weathervane" This copper Golden Retriever Dog weathervane features glass eyes, gold leafed patterns and distinctive tooling which gives the fur a realistic texture on the body.   Customers can provide photographs of their special canine pets for a customized  weather vane depicting  their favorite dog.  Glass eye color can be selected to accommodate a  variety of dog eye colors.  Personalized dog weathervanes can feature gold-leafing to bring out your pet's distinctive spots, as well as dog collars bearing your dog's name.
  • "Black Lab Weathervane"
  • "Standing Labrador Retriever Weathervane" This copper Labrador Retriever Dog weathervane features glass eyes, gold leafed patterns and distinctive tooling which gives the fur a realistic texture on the body.   Customers can provide photographs of their special canine pets for a customized  weather vane depicting  their favorite dog.  Glass eye color can be selected to accommodate a  variety of dog eye colors.  Personalized dog weathervanes can feature gold-leafing to bring out your pet's distinctive markings, as well as dog collars bearing your dog's name.
  • "Pig Blue Verde"
  • "Flying Pig"
  • "Life of the Party"
  • "Piglet"
  • "Carousel Rabbit"
  • "Rooster Weathervane, New England" Late 19th Century, HARRIS & CO (1880–1930) Verdi gris patina, Museum mounted, 22 x 18 x 18 inches
  • "Rooster" French, c. 1950s, Gilt & Copper, 33 x 23 x 14 inches, Good condition
  • "19th Century Peacock Weathervane" Cast zinc body with a very heavy gauge copper tail, 21 x 26 inches
  • Directional Size Comparisons
  • “St. Croix Sheep Weathervane” Cooper, Handmade glass available in a variety of colors, Optional: Inscription or gilded lettering in gold or palladium leaf to the crossbar. | Available: Small, Medium and Large
  • “St. Croix Sheep Weathervane” Cooper, Handmade glass available in a variety of colors, Optional: Inscription or gilded lettering in gold or palladium leaf to the crossbar. | Available: Small, Medium and Large
  • “St. Croix Sheep Weathervane” Cooper, Handmade glass available in a variety of colors, Optional: Inscription or gilded lettering in gold or palladium leaf to the crossbar. | Available: Small, Medium and Large
  • “St. Croix Sheep Weathervane” Cooper, Handmade glass available in a variety of colors, Optional: Inscription or gilded lettering in gold or palladium leaf to the crossbar. | Available: Small, Medium and Large
  • “Lamb Weathervane” Copper, Swell body style, Optional: gilded with gold lead, handmade glass eyes in a variety of colors, Optional: Collar with tags or bells with inscription. | Small: 1 ft, Medium: 2 ft, Large: 3 ft, Extra-large: 4 ft.
  • “Lamb Weathervane” Copper, Swell body style, Optional: gilded with gold lead, handmade glass eyes in a variety of colors, Optional: Collar with tags or bells with inscription. | Small: 1 ft, Medium: 2 ft, Large: 3 ft, Extra-large: 4 ft.
  • “Lamb Weathervane” Copper, Swell body style, Optional: gilded with gold lead, handmade glass eyes in a variety of colors, Optional: Collar with tags or bells with inscription. | Small: 1 ft, Medium: 2 ft, Large: 3 ft, Extra-large: 4 ft.
  • “Lamb Weathervane” Copper, Swell body style, Optional: gilded with gold lead, handmade glass eyes in a variety of colors, Optional: Collar with tags or bells with inscription. | Small: 1 ft, Medium: 2 ft, Large: 3 ft, Extra-large: 4 ft.
  • “Lamb Weathervane” Copper, Swell body style, Optional: gilded with gold lead, handmade glass eyes in a variety of colors, Optional: Collar with tags or bells with inscription. | Small: 1 ft, Medium: 2 ft, Large: 3 ft, Extra-large: 4 ft.
  • “Ram Weathervane” (Other view) 25 inches long, Available with 23.5 kt gold leaf
  • “Ram Weathervane” 25 inches long, Available with 23.5 kt gold leaf
  • “Bighorn Sheep Weathervane” (Ovis canadensis) Copper & Brass, Optional: Gold leaf on ram’s horns or rump markings and muzzle, Custom glass eyes
  • “Merino Sheep Weathervane” Cooper, Swell-bodied style, Glass eyes in brown with pupils | Small, Medium & Large
  • “Antique Bull Weathervane” (Other view) 1890-1910, Copper, 48 inches long
  • “Antique Bull Weathervane” 1890-1910, Copper, 48 inches long
  • Silhouetted Jack Russell Weathervane
  • Silhouetted Prowling Cat Weathervane
  • Silhouette Fox Directional Weathervane
  • Silhouetted Wild Fox Weathervane
  • Silhouette Huntsman and Fox Weathervane
  • Silhoeutted Foxhound Weathervane
  • English Bulldog Weathervane, Small: 9 x 14 inches, Medium: 16 x 25 inches, Large: 24 x 37 inches, X-Large: 31 x 48 inches | Optional Gold Leaf Markings, Optional Brass or Gold Leaf Color, with optional tag.
  • English Bulldog Weathervane, Small: 9 x 14 inches, Medium: 16 x 25 inches, Large: 24 x 37 inches, X-Large: 31 x 48 inches | Optional Gold Leaf Markings, Optional Brass or Gold Leaf Color, with optional tag.
  • English Bulldog Weathervane, Small: 9 x 14 inches, Medium: 16 x 25 inches, Large: 24 x 37 inches, X-Large: 31 x 48 inches | Optional Gold Leaf Markings, Optional Brass or Gold Leaf Color, with optional tag.
  • “Dominican Pinscher” Copper, Handmade glass eyes, Brass directionals, Chrome pivot balls, Optional gold leafing | Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
  • “Dominican Pinscher” Copper, Handmade glass eyes, Brass directionals, Chrome pivot balls, Optional gold leafing | Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
  • “Dominican Pinscher” Copper, Handmade glass eyes, Brass directionals, Chrome pivot balls, Optional gold leafing | Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
  • "Hound Chasing Fox" 19th Century American, 52 inches long
  • Foxhounds Running Weathervane
  • Trotting Fox Weathervane
  • Fox with Feather Weathervane
  • "Cutting Horse in Action Weathervane" This Cutting Horse weathervane was originally commissioned by a customer in Texas as a gift for her husband’s birthday. They are both very involved in this amazingly athletic sport. She sent us videos of cutting horses in action so we could get a better appreciation for this demanding equestrian event. She also sent me photos of her husband, his horse, tack, cattle brand etc. All of this was incorporated into the final design. The price for this weathervane includes the gold leaf show in the main photo. Because we make each weathervane to order, as an option, we can also personalize the weathervane to depict a woman rider, depict different breeds of stock horse, cattle, etc. This is one of our most technically demanding yet spectacular weathervane designs.
  • "Mare and Foal Horse Weathervane" This is our original mare and foal weather vane design.  Examples of this weathervane can be found in British Colombia, Lexington Kentucky, as well as throughout the western United States.  In the example shown above, both horses show optional gold-leafed manes and tails.  Palladium, which is a silver colored leaf, can also be used to mimic grey markings.  If you are interested in a portrait version of this design, please feel free to send us photos and we will be happy to work up a quote for you.
  • “Horse & Rider Weathervane” 1910-1930's, Fantastic verdi gris patina, 29 x 17 inches, Museum mounted, Great detail
  • “Steeplechase Weathervane” 1852-1867, Molded copper and mixed metals, 32 x 34 inches
  • "Dressage - Passage Horse with Rider Weathervane" We have made this passage horse weathervane with and without a rider.  If you look closely you will see that the leg positions, manes and tails on the three horses are all slightly different.  Because each weathervane is made to order, we are often able to accommodate customer's requests for additional personalization.    Both Passage Horse weathervane with riders shown here are portrait weathervanes.  Our customers sent us photos and we worked with them to create one-of-a-kind weathervanes. As you can see, age, hairstyles, attire and even the horse’s markings can vary from weathervane to weathervane. While both of these weathervanes happen to represent women riders, we can certainly make this weathervane with male riders as well. We do charge a fee to personalize the weathervanes. The fee varies depending on the extent of the modifications. If you have something in mind, please give us a call and we would be happy to discuss it with you.
  • "Dutch Warm Blood Horse with Young Woman Rider Weathervane" The Warmblood horse weathervane  was made using copper and brass (no gold leaf) so as the weathervane weathers the contrast between the reddish copper tones and the yellower brass tones will become more subtle, as opposed to the image on the right where the gold leaf yellow tones will stay a shiny golden color.  The original version of this design was commissioned by a husband for his wife.  Their daughter who is an excellent equestrian has just left for college and the mother missed her greatly.  Now when she looks out her window towards the barn, it brings her daughter to mind and puts a smile on her face. An interesting thing about this particular design is that it is composed of 2 distinct elements, the horse and the girl.  Normally in a 3-foot horse weathervane the horse would be 3 feet in size, however in this 3-foot weathervane, the horse is closer to 2 feet in size.  In the case where a weathervane has more than one subject you may sometimes need to go a larger size than you would if the weathervane consisted of only one design element.
  • "Jumping Horse Weathervane" West Coast Weather Vanes offers two versions of a Jumping Horse Weathervane, with or without a rider.  The Jumping Horse featured in the customer photos is a 4-foot version of this design.  In the large photo above we have gold leafed the horse's mane and tail.
  • "Jumping Horse with Rider Weathervane" Per our customer’s request, the Jumping Horse and Rider weathervane featured in this photo was made in all copper with no gold leaf or brass accents. Because our vanes are made to order, we can make each weathervane according to our customer’s preferences. The all copper weather vane is very traditional. The use of brass in the sculpture piece complements the brass directionals (north, south, east and west arms). Gold leaf accents create a bolder, more distinctive contrast between all the various elements that comprise the weathervane.  The Jumping Horse weathervane with Rider featured here was made in the extra-large size (four feet from tip of nose to end of tail) for a large indoor riding area on the east coast. It was done in a combination of copper and brass although we often add gold leafed accents (mane, tail, rider's face, hands, boots or saddle blanket, etc). Our Jumping Horse weathervane  (shown to the right) features a vane where the gold leafing was added.
  • "Antique Blackhawk Weathervane" Late 19th Century, Full bodied molded copper, 35 x 31.5 x 3 inches
  • "Rare Antique Polo Playing Weathervane" 19th Century, 21 x 37.5 inches
  • Silhouetted Shooting Cottage Weathervane
  • Silhouetted Fullcry Hunting Weathervane
  • Silhouetted Jumping Weathervane
  • Silhouetted Polo Weathervane
  • "Polo Players Weathervane from NYC" Early 20th Century, 16 x 25 x 4 inches
  • William Hunt Diederich (1884-1953) "Polo Players Weathervane" c.1926, Wrought iron and sheet iron, 86 x 46 x 23.5 inches
  • "Molded Copper Polo Player Weathervane" American 20th Century, Molded in the form of a polo pony with rider in helmet, full playing gear, and mallet raised, the pony with articulated musculature and facial details, full tack and galloping, 36 x 47 x 2 inches, CUSTOM ORDERS AVAILABLE
  • "Polo Horse with Rider” One of our most popular horse weathervane designs, this Polo Player weather vane design can be found as far away as Perth, Australia and Bogota, Colombia, as well as in many locations across the United States. Optional gold leaf works very well with this weathervane, helping to set off many of the intricate details such as the tail wrappings, saddle blanket, leg wraps, and reins. One customer who is himself a polo player, also ordered one of our jumping horse weathervanes with a female rider for his second cupola as his wife is also an accomplished equestrian. That way both their passions are represented on their new barn.
  • "Polo Horse with Rider Weathervane” One of our most popular horse weathervane designs, this Polo Player weather vane design can be found as far away as Perth, Australia and Bogota, Colombia, as well as in many locations across the United States. Optional gold leaf works very well with this weathervane, helping to set off many of the intricate details such as the tail wrappings, saddle blanket, leg wraps, and reins. One customer who is himself a polo player, also ordered one of our jumping horse weathervanes with a female rider for his second cupola as his wife is also an accomplished equestrian. That way both their passions are represented on their new barn.
  • "Polo Horse with Rider Weathervane” One of our most popular horse weathervane designs, this Polo Player weather vane design can be found as far away as Perth, Australia and Bogota, Colombia, as well as in many locations across the United States. Optional gold leaf works very well with this weathervane, helping to set off many of the intricate details such as the tail wrappings, saddle blanket, leg wraps, and reins. One customer who is himself a polo player, also ordered one of our jumping horse weathervanes with a female rider for his second cupola as his wife is also an accomplished equestrian. That way both their passions are represented on their new barn.

Courtesy of Chisholm Gallery, LLC

We are one of only a handful of artists anywhere in the world producing handcrafted copper weather vanes. Our specialty is doing custom design work and portrait weather vanes. We use the difficult ‘free form’ and ‘repoussé’ techniques to create these high quality sculptures. No molds are used so each piece is slightly different from any others that we make. Because each one is finely crafted and completely unique, they will very probably become collector’s items that should increase in value as they age and acquire their lovely and distinctive greenish patina.

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Our rapidly expanding line currently includes over 600 different designs ranging from aquatic to animal, bird, human, mythological and transportation related designs. The diversity of work, new technical challenges and variety of customers with whom we have worked keeps our interest and enthusiasm high. We are currently celebrating close to 20 years of weather vane making and love what we do even more today than we did the day we started.

For additional information, please contact us:

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