This exceptional French copper rooster dates from the nineteenth century. Most likely from a bell tower of a church. The rod is for conducting lightning to protect the building. The patina is wonderfully timeworn. It has recently been mounted on a solid timber block.
Condition and patina consistent with age.
Approx. overall 13½" x 8¾" x 42½" high
Approx. overall 34cm x 22cm x 108cm high