Pair of 19th century sputnik lightning rods mounted on square bases

SKU: 4364

A rare pair of English lightning rods dating from the 1830's /40's. They sat on the roof of a home in Warwickshire and are in a unique shape evocative of a sputnik. They have been recently mounted on stepped black square bases - the stem is a sleeve that sits on a rod in the base.

Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. 31” high 15” diameter
Approx. 79cm high 38cm diameter

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