Of Remarkable Sculptural Quality
Weathered Wrought Iron and Sheet Copper with Natural Verdigris Patination
This remarkable weathervane was designed by A. W. N. Pugin to surmount the Dovecote he also designed in the grounds of Alton Towers, Staffordshire, 1837-40. It was taken with kind permission from the grounds of the Dovecote, from which it had fallen following a storm in the early 1970's and Historic England, confirm in their listing number 1000191, that the weathervane is by Pugin.
England c. 1840
36” high x 24” wide x 7” deep
Provenance: Alton Towers, Staffordshire.