RARE MID-20TH CENTURY VINTAGE MODERNIST CUT-OUT BRASS SHEET FLYING BIRD FIGURE. 14 ½ Full Height x 13 Width. 12 ½ Height (Bird only). We're pleased to be able to offer this absolutely fresh-to-the -marketplace and recently discovered on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, beautiful vintage cut-out brass sheet flying bird soldered onto a copper pipe Modernist weathervane.
The brass still has its original, naturally aged brass patina and is hand painted with linear details on one side. The figuration is especially exciting because the fluidity of the flying bird and its believable kineticism is in stark contrast to and contradicts the rigidity of the brass sheet metal. But rather than a 19th century weathervane, this is a mid-20th century weathervane, adhering to many of the reductive, simplifying tenets of the prevailing Modernist aesthetic. The bird is flying horizontally with both wings fully outstretched. The bulbous head and beak, effortlessly break through the air, all in silence.
A rare form from the Modernist period. Very Good to Excellent overall vintage condition.
100% absolutely untouched and undisturbed. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Weathervanes & Lightning Rods". The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.