Codfish Weathervane

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1900-1950

GUSN

GUSN-2555

Description

Codfish weathervane carved from a flat piece of pine. Open mouth, notched tail, and top fins are carved out. Eyes and gills painted. Surface mottled on both sides in different conbinations of red, yellow and green paint. Evidence of hand whittling on edges.

Details

Descriptive Terms

weathervanes
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
weathervanes
Pine
Carved
Painted
Fish
Weather Vane
Weathervane

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

25 x 6 1/2 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.683