Classic Folk Art "RED BARON" Fokker WWI Tri-plane Weathervane, Whirly Gig with
Lots of Aged Patina Circa 1940's to 1960's (est)Display Quality is Off the
Charts (pardon the pun)Acquired from a Selective Collector's EstateApprox:
16.5" Long, 20.75" Wide, 9" High, 2 lbsJust Reduced!
Great Vintage Folk Art Weathervane piece. Built to replicate the famous
aircraft flown by Manfred von Richthofen, known as the "Red Baron" in 1918, and
also of later "Snoopy" & the Red Baron" fame to the American audience. The
original aircraft was built by Fokker-Flugzeuwerke in 1917 and used in service
thereafter until more modern planes replaced it shortly. This a hand crafted
triplane which took a lot of work. Its pretty solid, despite the moss (lichen)
on wings and plane. It is also fairly light at a little under 2 lbs, so can be
hung or mounted with ease.
Has the perfect compliment of aged patina and nice craftsmanship. You are
getting it exactly as we did, except we added the wheels & propeller, well
because, we just had to. The propeller & wheels move freely. Based on the
amount of paint loss and lichen, this was likely kept outside for many years as
a weathervane. The dowel rod appears to be made of hard fiberglass, like an
old arrow shaft or other, but it works well and fits into a hole in the bottom
center of the plane. Really no way to know for sure how old this is, as it was
from a collector's estate, but almost nothing in his collection was post 1960
and most items were much older. Best guess is 1940's-1960's, but could vary
either way a few years.
We photographed from all angles and in different lighting. We photoed off of
the dowel rod but it fits well into the piece and seems pretty balanced. This
could be used as a weathervane again, as a hanging display or put on a base for
shelf display or other. We are including the mount rod which would allow for a
very easy base mounting of you choose. We are pricing well under some inferior
ones that have sold, hope you love it!
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