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Outstanding Folk Art Rooster and Hen Pair of approximately Half-Sized in Scale by the Well Known Virginia Folk Artist and Decoy Carver Frank Finney, circa 1990s. This Pair Represents both a Fine Folk Art Style with Incredibly Detailed Carving, including Hollowed Out Tails, and a Wonderful Blend of Paints with an Antique Element which Accents Each Bird. The Rooster offers a Bold Look in its Full Display and Call; whereas, the Hen presents a More Demure Look, complementing the Rooster. Both pieces are approximately 8” in length, 3” in width, and the Rooster 8 ½” in height, the Hen 6 ½”.  Both are Marked on the Bottom with the Finney Calligraphy Style “F”. An Outstanding Folk Art Pair in Excellent Condition.

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Price $2700 plus shipping


Terrific Hollow Carved, Turned Head Standing Wood Duck Decoy by Clarence Fennimore, Bordentown, New Jersey, circa 2010. Fennimore initially planned to make this Wood Duck as a Stick-Up Decoy, so he put a hole in the bottom. Later he decided that it would make as Nice Standing Wood Duck Decorative and here we have it. It is Wonderfully Carved and Finely Painted, standing on a Carved Oval Rock Base. It is in Excellent Original Condition with a Couple of Minor Flakes off the Feet. It is Branded “CGF” and Signed “G. Fennimore” on the bottom of the decoy. It measures 15” in length, 5” in width (the base is 9 ½” in width), and a full 11 ½” in height. It is a Wonderful Display of a Popular Bird.

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Price $295 plus shipping


Rare & Early Pair of Miniature White-Winged Scoters by Marty Collins, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, circa 1998. Marty Collins is Known as One of the Finest Contemporary Carvers in New England. His work is extremely wide ranging from Rigs of Gunning Decoys and Individual Mantle Piece Decoys to Various Styles of Miniature Decoys. This particular pair of scoters display the Fine Degree of Detail in his Carving and the Subtle Paint Patterns Reflected in Actual Scoters. Unfortunately, photographs fail to exhibit the quality of his work in hand. Marty notes on the Bottom the “Hen” & “Drake’ and write “Martin D. Collins / Decoy Maker / White Wing Scoter / #1 Pair / 1998”. Each bird is approximately 3” in length and 1 ¼” in width; the total presentation is 4 ½” in length and 2 ¾” in height. The Scoters remain in Excellent Original Condition.

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Raven’s Way is pleased to offer an Excellent and Rare Miniature Black-backed Gull Decoy on a Carved Clam Shell by Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, circa 1930s. Crowell Miniatures are always in high demand, but there are a Very Limited Number of Miniature Black-backed Gulls and Even Fewer Miniatures on a Carved and Painted Clam Shell Base. This Gull displays Excellent Original Paint with a Good Deal of Subtle Feathering; the Split Tail Carving and the Finely Formed Bill Carving further enhance the Rather Sleek Body Style; the Clam Shell Base adds the Finishing Touch. The Bottom has the “Rectangular” Brand: “A. E. Crowell / Maker / East Harwich / Mass.” Measurements: 5 ½” in length, 1 ½” (Base 3”) in width, and 3 ¼” in height. Former Howard Waddell Collection. A Splendid Miniature for the Serious Decoy Collector.

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