Weathervanes have always been at once tools and sculptural architectural elements combining use with visual interest beauty and symbolism. This roaster weathervane (often called a weathercock) was found in Chester County Pennsylvania. Tin Iron. Length Height Possibly came off a church. ca:1840. (TBLDKEA) NOTE: Early European vanes were primarily associated with religion and by far the most common form was a weathercock (rooster weathervane) a rooster placed atop a church steeple as a reminder of Jesus’s Last Supper prediction that Peter would deny knowing him three times before roosters crowed to announce the new day. Additional information about the relationship between the rooster and the church can be found in American Weathervanes by Robert Shaw. List Price: $2000