Documentary Stylised Full-Bodied Cockerel Weathervane by A.W.N. Pugin
Of Remarkable Sculptural Quality
Weathered Wrought Iron and Sheet Copper with Natural Verdigris Patination
English, Staffordshire, c.1840
36" high x 24" wide x 7" deep
Provenance: Alton Towers, Staffordshire.
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.