Antique Zinc Architecural Finial

Antique Zinc Architecural Finial
Stunning antique French zinc finial with newer mercury glass tip, once the crowning jewel on top of a French château. In the 18th century, zinc became a popular roofing material in France and Belgium. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, zinc was also molded into other architectural forms, including roof finials, window surrounds, and decorative columns, as well as utilitarian objects, such as watering cans, wash tubs, and buckets. A hard-wearing, rust-proof material, zinc develops a wonderful gray-white milky patination over the years. Finials of this scale look great on buffets,in gardens, on top of gazebos, manor homes or gate houses. France, mid 19th century
. France circa 1870
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Era: Antique
  • Measurements:
  • Height: 65 inches
  • Depth: 12 inches
  • Length/Width: 11 inches

Item Number: avi1953

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