I believe this vane was supposed to represent a civil war soldier... Regardless the piece itself is over 100 years old.... What a fantastic silhouette weathervane - especially containing such historic content!!!! One thing to note is that the paint on one side is more faded than the other - this is because it had been mounted on a building where one side saw sunlight and the other did not..
I have not tried to wash or clean the faded side to try to bring out some more of the color.... This piece would have had directionals underneath of it - no directionals are included.... Again, just a totally fantastic piece that deserves a place where it can be displayed and appreciated. This measures 13 1/2" at the widest by 37 1/2" at the tallest points..The item "ANTIQUE RARE FOLK WHIRLIGIG SOLDIER w GUN CIVIL WAR Weathervane HEAVY Primitive" is in sale since Tuesday, April 19, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Weathervanes & Lightning Rods". The seller is "bwild99" and is located in West Union, Iowa. This item can be shipped to United States, China, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.