Zinc and iron
Height: 60 cm
One of the earliest and most enduring of weathervane shapes, the cockerel is symbolic of St. Peter’s betrayal of Jesus ‘before the cock crowed’. While most British cockerel weathervanes of the 19th century have just one leg; their French equivalents usually display two; thus this example is probably French.
Cockerel Weathervane, French 1800-1850 © Compton Verney
Reference CVCSC 0109.F