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Miniature Standing Black Duck Decoy by Marty Collins, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, circa 2008. As Rod Taylor points out in Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Magazine, Sept./Oct. 2010, pg. 35, “Today Collins is regarded by many as one of the preeminent carvers in America.” This Miniature Black Duck is Clearly Exceptional. The Carving Quality would make it Outstanding in its own right, but the Fine Detail that Collins incorporates into the Painterly Finish is Simply Amazing. The Carving on the Head emphasizes Careful Feathering further enhanced by the Quality of the Paint and the Little Bead Eyes. The Split Tailed Body Carving provides an arena for Marty’s Well Known Feather Painting and the under tail is Subtly Chip Carved in a Crowell Style. The Painted Base is Stamped and Signed on the Bottom. Measurements: 4 ½” in length, 1 ½” in width, and 3 ½” in height. An Excellent Miniature.
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Price $800 plus shipping
Approximately Half-Sized Carolina Wren Craving by Greg Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia, circa 1990. The Carolina Wren was obviously named for its historic territory in the South, but it is a bird that has adapted to the changing climate and the increased feeder sites established by bird watchers in the North. Baring severe winters, the Carolina Wrens often winters over at my site in Rhode Island. This Wonderfully Detailed Carolina Wren (fine line feathering is exquisite) by Daisey is placed in a classic position that enhances the Realism of the Wren in the Forest. The Little Bead Eyes, the Alert Posture, the Feet Grasping the Tree Limp all represent the Carolina Wren at its Finish. It’s a bird to love in the Forest and one to Admire in Wood. Measurements: 3” in length, 1 ½” in width, and 6 ¾” in height, including the stand. Signed on the Bottom: “Greg Daisey / Chincoteague, VA. / 1990.”
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Price $300 plus shipping
Raven’s Way is pleased to offer a Wonderful Miniature George Boyd Style Ruddy Turnstone Shorebird Decoy by Frank J. Adamo, Pocasset, Massachusetts, circa 2000. Frank is one of the Finest Artist/Carvers on Cape Cod, who most unfortunately is no longer able to carve but is still an Exceptional Wildlife Artist. I am hoping to offer a final few of Frank’s Miniature Carvings and we hope you appreciate their quality. This Miniature Ruddy Turnstone is influenced by the work of George Boyd, an early New Hampshire carver, but is clearly a Creation of Frank Adamo. This Miniature displays a Wonderful Turnstone Form and an Excellent Original Paint Finish; Frank worked primarily with Basswood and Acrylic Paints. The Turnstone displays Tiny Glass Eyes and the Turnstone Style Bill that is used to turn over rocks and other debris on the shore to search for food. Measurements: 5" in length,1 3/4" in width, and 3" in height, including the stand. The Carving is in Excellent Original Condition and is Signed on the Bottom of the Stand “FJAdamo”. This is Frank’s last Turnstone.
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Price $495 plus shipping
Wonderful Miniature Sleeping Black Duck Decoy by Steve Weaver, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, circa 2005. Weaver is an Exceptional Carver of Miniature Birds and Decoys, along with Some Full-Sized Decoys and Bird Paintings. This particular carving is “Inspired” by the work of Shang Wheeler (an early Connecticut carver) and Praised by Steve’s friend Keith Mueller (a Very Well-Known Connecticut Carver and Artist). The Little 4” Miniature is Delicately Carved and Subtly Painted, reflecting the Close Attention Steve gives to his work. The Photographs presented are slightly enhanced to provide some view of the quality of his work, but the decoy is much more subtle in its presentation when held in hand or on display. On the Bottom Steve has written: “Shang Wheeler inspired Black Duck” and Signed: Steven A. Weaver / Cape Cod / SAW.” The Miniature is in Mint Condition and Purchased directly from Steve for my collection some years back.
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Price $625 plus shipping
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