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Nice Black Duck Decoy by Douglas (Doug) Jester (1876 – 1961), Chincoteague, Virginia, circa 1930s – 1940s. Jester is a well known carver from Chincoteague on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The Decoy displays a Fully Hand Carved with a Cotton Wood Body, Strong Original Paint with Terrific Scratch Paint on the Body. Minor Gunning Wear. Measures: 17” in length, 6” in width, and 8” in height without stand. A Great Example of a Jester Black Duck.
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Neat Little Goldeneye Drake Decoy from the William Howard (1875 – 1971) Rig, Hingham. Massachusetts, circa Early - Mid-20th Century (?). This Goldeneye Decoy has many Elisha Burr / Alston “Shorty” Burr characteristics, according Bob Mosher, a decoy carver and historian from Hingham. Howard was the Town Clerk in Hingham from 1930 to 1967, and hunted with Carl and Russ Burr and had a large rig of decoys. This decoy displays a Working Repaint, Detailed Bill Carving, Glass Eyes, and a Nice Form. It measures 14” in length, 5 ½” in width, and 6” in height. The is a Strong “Howard” Brand on the Bottom. A Neat Little Goldeneye Drake from Hingham, Massachusetts, with an Interesting Provenance.
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Price $465 plus shipping
Classic Shourds Style Hollow Carved Brant by Charles Birdsall, Wildfowler Decoys, Point Pleasant, New Jersey, circa 1965. The complete history of Wildfowler Decoys is available in Cowan & LaFountain’s Wildfowler Decoys. This particular example is an Early Example of the Shourds Model Decoy with the Point Pleasant Rubber Stamp Trade Mark. In addition, it is Signed on the Bottom: “Brant / by / Wildfowler Decoys / Charles R. Birdsall / Pt. Pleasant, N.J.”. “1965” is also penciled on the weight. It was purchased from a Cape Cod Collection. The Paint is in Very Good Condition with a Couple of Minor Rubs and Some Limited Sap Bleed to the Body; there is also a Partial Neck Crack which is Stable.
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Price $275 plus shipping
Original Folk Art Long Eared Owl (also has many characteristics of a Great Horned Owl) by New Jersey Decoy and Folk Art Carver Russ Allen. Russ is considered one of the Best Decoy and Antique Restorers in the Country, and creates some Incredibly Fine Folk Art. This Long Eared Owl is made from an Old Factory Decoy Body which then is Completely Recreated to Represent a Folk Art Vision of an Owl Decoy. A Face is Carved into the Decoy Body and then enhanced by a Great Degree of Carving Detail, Large Teddy Bear Glass Eyes, Leather Side Wings, Long Leather “Ear” Tuffs, and a Carved Black Beak, all of which creates a Multidimensional Sculpture. It is then Accented with an “Antiqued” Paint Finish. Russ adds a Leather tie on the Back for Wall Hanging or a Hole Drilled in the Bottom for an Iron Stand. Allen’s initials “RA” are branded into the back. Measurements: 15 ½” in height (including the stand); slightly under 6” in width and approximately 3 ½” in depth. This Long Eared Owl has a Very Appealing Look for the Folk Art Collector.
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