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Pelican Weathervane – Sitting

Sitting Pelican Weather Vane With Waves Variation

with added Waves or Arrow & Fletching

This Sitting Pelican Weather Vane may be ordered in a variety of ways. It can be made with or without a fish in its beak. The fish can be fabricated from nickel silver, or copper and can be optionally gilded in gold or palladium leaf. We further personalize this sculpture piece by shaping it to be a specific breed of pelican, such as a Great White, Australian or Spot-Billed. It all depends on your preference.

Pelican-Weathervane-Sitting-with-4-Waves-WTX2We have sourced a nice color variety of hand made glass eyes for you to choose from and have made this particular pelican with eyes of blue and of yellow. Many of our customers ask us to add optional gold leaf to the Pelican’s beak and legs. This creates a nice contrast as the copper weathers to a deep chocolate brown.

We can also craft this Sitting Pelican Weathervane in a version with waves or an arrow and fletching beneath the globe. Both create a nice sense of balance between the vertical and horizontal dimensions. 

All options for this weather vane are available in the standard three sizes. However, when we make the Pelican Weathervane with the Waves or the Arrow, the Pelican itself is actually slightly smaller than when we make the Pelican without the waves. 

Our pelicans are among our most popular designs. The feather details are so beautiful and weather nicely. Our master artisans have developed special hammers and techniques to achieve the fine feather texturing details on these vanes. 

Clients have selected this weathervane to mark the entry to a business, as a memorial for a loved one who has passed on, and as representation of a team mascot. Our pelicans have ‘alighted’ along the shorelines of the world, and one has found its way to a rooftop in New Mexico! 

A pelican, derived from the Greek word πελεκάνος (meaning ‘axe’ – a term that applies to birds that cut wood with their bills or beaks), is a large water bird with a large throat pouch, belonging to the bird family Pelecanidae. Along with the darters, cormorants, gannets, boobies, frigate birds, and tropicbirds, pelicans make up the order Pelecaniformes. Modern pelicans, of which there are eight species, are found on all continents except Antarctica. They are absent only from polar regions, the deep ocean, oceanic islands, and inland South America.