This heavy lead sculpture of a rooster with a whitewashed finish was produced in France in the early 1900’s. Our proud rooster can be seen strutting across a rocky foundation. The ground is covered with a fruited flower and two bound sheaves of wheat. The rooster’s mouth is open as if captured in the middle of crowing.
The crowing rooster has been a national emblem of France since the late 18th century. This sculpture is probably a closer representation of Wallonia. Wallonia is a predominately French-speaking region of southern Belgium, along the France border. Both the flag and the coat of arms of Wallonia feature a crowing rooster with one raised foot, as seen in our sculpture.
Our lead rooster sculpture from the early 20th century would make a fine addition to a garden or patio. It can also be used as an accessory inside the house.
CONDITION: Very good condition with minor rubs and nicks