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Mourning Dove Decoy by the Mason Decoy Factory (1894 1924), Detroit, Michigan, circa 1905 1910. This wonderfully Sleek Body is typical of the Mason Factory Dove Decoys; it displays Strong Original Paint with Fine Sponging to the Body, Original Glass Eyes, and an Iron Nail Bill. (See Goldberger & Haids Mason Decoys for a detailed discussion of these doves and comparable photographs.) It is in Very Good Original Condition with Minor Gunning Wear. Measurements: 11 in length, 2 ½ in width, and 11 in height, including the stand. A Nice Mason Dove Decoy with Early Gunning Wear.
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Price $1995 plus shipping
An Early Tack Eye Golden Plover Shorebird Decoy by A. Elmer Crowell (1862 1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, circa 1890. This Classic Gunning Shorebird by Elmer Crowell displays the Full-bodied Plover Form, Split Tail Carving, Original Bill, Tack Eyes, and Outstanding Wet-on-wet Stipple Painting with Minor Gunning Wear. Measurements: 9 ½ in length, 2 ½ in width, and 11 in height, including the stand. With a Fine Historic Provenance, including the Aitken Collection and Pictured in Shirley & John Delphs New England Decoys (then a part of the Quandy Collection), this Working Plover Decoy by Elmer Crowell is not to be missed.
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Price $9500 plus shipping
Nice Old Golden Plover Shorebird Decoy by an Unknown Maker from the Hingham, Massachusetts, Carving Style, circa Later 1800s. This is a Nice Tack Eye Decoy with a Sweeping Split Tail Form and Split Tail Form and Thigh Carving. The Decoy displays Excellent Original Paint with Wear to the Wood in a Couple of Places. The Paint is Enhanced by the Early Rasp Carving which gives the Finish a Rough or Feathered Look. The Bill appears to be Original and is Apparently Secured by a Dowell from the Top of the Head. The Decoy measures 10 ½ in length, 2 3/8 in width, and 11 ½ in height, including the metal stand. An Excellent Example of an Early Massachusetts Working Shorebird Decoy.
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Price $2000 plus shipping
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