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Large copper verdigris dolphin weathervane

Product Code: WVS-DOLPHIN-LARGEV
Free Delivery to: UK Zone A (England & Wales)
£250.00
A large copper verdigris dolphin weathervane with excellent detail, measures: H: 866mm x W: 700mm x D: 440mm
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Description

Copper jumping horse (Large) measurements

This copper Verdigris Dolphin is handmade with pure copper and brass accents and has been professionally aged to a stunning weathered Verdigris patina. The dolphin features excellent sculptural qualities and proportions and is perfect for those that love Dolphins, the ocean, beaches, sailing and or perhaps live close to a body of water or something that is relevant to Dolphins. The Verdigris weathering gives it character and a really charming look, it is genuine Verdigris which is achieved by a combination of accelerated and natural aging

The weathervane is supplied with a new bracket and rods and is free-flowing and working perfectly as a weathervane should be and the Dolphin looks great when turning in the wind. We were surprised to find that Dolphins can be found all over the world, they can swim up to 30mph and they can turn off half of their brain. Dolphins can grow up to 30 feet long and can weigh up to 1400 pounds. Dolphins have 72-104 teeth, they use their teeth to catch their food then swallow it whole!

Lead time on this item

Please allow up to 3-4 weeks lead time from ordering to receive this item as it may be in the process of finishing and developing the aged Verdigris patina. If one is needed urgently please contact us to check availability as we may be able to send out sooner

The Verdigris weathervanes are pure copper that is naturally aged outside at our workshop\yard to develop a lovely natural aged green Verdigris patina. We have many weathervanes aging at different stages on a staggered schedule. and many batches become available for sale at several points in the year. All age at different rates and no two look completely the same so it creates a stunning individual weathervane that has a magnificent aged and traditional appearance

Standard Bracket

Each weathervane is supplied with a standard 125mm (5 inch) eaves bracket. Other brackets and fixings are available (see Brackets & Fixings tab for more details)

Features

• Easy to assemble and install (including step by step instructions)

• Includes everything you need to construct the weathervane: Steel rod, NSEW directionals, verdigris copper globes and weathervane figure

• Exclusive Single Point Contact design allows the weathervane to spin freely in the wind

Construction

Copper: The weathervane designs are handcrafted from pure copper and brazed. Brazing may be visible on some designs but doesn't tend to lessen the beauty of the lovely copper weathervane design. Globes and spacers are also made from pure copper, the copper over time has naturally aged to a Verdigris patina

Brass: Cast brass is used for the NSEW cardinal points on the range of copper weathervanes

Steel: Rods and brackets to mount the copper weathervanes are made from steel. The steel is treated with a durable exterior black powdercoat paint. The finish should be good for a reasonable amount of time out in the elements but in time if the steel rods and brackets weather they can be painted with an exterior metal paint such as Hammerite which restores the finish and will help preserve and extend the life of the fittings. Clear mastic can also be used on any joints for example where the rod is inserted and secured into the bracket to seal and further weatherproof and prolong the life of the steel bracket and rod

Brackets & Fixings

Assembly

Delivery

Every weathervane includes free, signed for delivery to Zone A UK Mainland (England & Wales). The courier charges extra carriage to other zones, please contact us for a delivery quote to other zones such as the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Northern Ireland, Scilly Islands and the Scottish Highlands and Islands

All weathervanes are well packaged to protect them in transit. We mainly use signed for delivery service for the majority of deliveries but we sometimes use our own transport for local deliveries or large orders

When an order is ready we contact all customers to arrange a convenient day for the delivery. We typically book in the delivery for: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Deliveries take place between the couriers delivery time window: 9:00am - 17:00pm

Lead time if we are out of stock temporarily (Please check if needed by a particular date)

If we are out of stock temporarily on this weathervane the lead time could be up to 3-4 weeks for a piece to finish developing the aged Verdigris patina and become available for sale. Please contact us to check availability if needed by a particular date or to pre-order this Verdigris weathervane design

The Verdigris weathervanes are pure copper that is naturally aged outside at our workshop\yard to develop a lovely natural aged green Verdigris patina. We have many weathervanes aging at different stages on a staggered schedule and many batches become available for sale at several points in the year. All age at different rates and no two look completely the same so it creates a stunning individual weathervane that has a magnificent aged and traditional appearance

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