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Horse Weathervane – Tang

Tang Weather Vane

Pricing*
Small:$1895.
Medium:$3495.
Large:$4895.

This Tang Horse Weathervane was originally commissioned by a customer in New Brunswick, Canada. It was her second weather vane from us and was planned as a special Christmas gift for her husband.* In autumn we worked with the wife via email to conceptualize the design and you can see that we stressed strong, simple lines and contours on the Tang Horse to reflect the style associated with Tang Dynasty art. Once the design was approved, we got about the fabrication and successfully shipped in time to surprise him on the holiday. She selected optional gold leaf for the horse’s mane and tail, which provides a striking contrast to the copper. She also selected brown glass eyes with black pupils, giving it a bright, animated appearance. 

Here is a quote she sent upon its receipt:

‘I couldn’t wait until Christmas so I have the Weathervane mounted, thinking my husband wouldn’t notice, but he noticed it right away. It is stunning!!!! A beautiful piece of work! Take a look at the pictures I’ve attached.’

Tang Dynasty art refers to the art in China during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The Tang period was considered the golden age of literature and art. The horse was one of the most popular animals to be found – in sculptural form – within burial chambers of the wealthy during the Tang dynasty. Sculptors emphasized graceful lines and sharp, clear forms, and good proportions (the head the right size for the body, the legs and arms the right length). Within Tang society, the horse played an important role. It was not chiefly a beast of burden, but rather a partner in military campaigns. Revered for their vigor and strength, horses symbolized the status and personality of their owners. Sculptures of the horse emphasize its elegance and strength, as if emphasizing qualities of the prosperous and powerful Tang dynasty itself.

*Sometimes a gift giving occasion sneaks up on our customers and there isn’t time to complete the weather vane for the occasion. In this case, if you select a design from complete Gallery, with just two weeks notice we can send out a gift package that will include a book on weathervanes and pictures of the design.

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