Roe Terry Merganser
A stylish "wavy crest" drake hooded merganser by the DUC-MAN from Chincoteague, Virginia...textured paint, hollow body and fluted tail...branded "ROE" and "R" under bill...signed with "Top of the Line Gunning Bird"...out of his personal gunning rig...14”L.
Frank Finney Mallard Pair
Outstanding pair of oversize mallards by Frank Finney of Capeville, VA…made in the style of the Caines Brothers rig that was used at Hobcaw Barony near Georgetown, SC...outstanding form and patina...circa 1978...approximately 19”l.
Oliver Lawson Gadwalls
Classic pair of gadwalls in the style of his mentors, Lem & Steve Ward from Crisfield, Maryland...outstanding form and paint on this beautiful pair...signed on the bottom...mint condition...15”L.
Pierre Bacon Merganser
Preening merganser from this carver from Quebec, Canada…hollow body construction with beautiful paint that has been purposefully antiqued to create a soft patina..."P B" stamped into bottom with leather line tie for use in the water...approximately 18”l.
Pierre Bacon Brant
Smart looking brant from this carver from Quebec, Canada…hollow body construction with beautiful paint that has been purposefully antiqued to create a soft patina..."P B" stamped into bottom with leather line tie for use in the water...approximately 19”l.
Cameron McIntyre Pintail
Graceful drake pintail by one of the premier contemporary carvers from Virginia...hollow carved with raised wings...oil paint that has mellowed to a rich patina...his initials "CTM" also carved in bottom...measures about 18"L.
Cigar Daisey Mallards
Minty pair of cork body mallards by this legend from Chincoteague, Virginia...cork bodies with wooden heads, tail inserts and keels in unused condition...glass eyes and extraordinary paint...both are branded and signed on the bottom...16”L.
Pete Peterson Widgeon
Intense looking drake widgeon made by this Cape Charles, VA carver…alert pose with high head as if he is protecting his hen during nesting season...minor wear and area of blistering of paint under tail...branded, signed and dated 1980...approximately 13.5”l.
William Alley Beal Scoter
Preening white wing scoter in the downeast tradition by this carver from Maine identified by Johnny Hillman tag attached...raised wings and inset head very similar to Gus Wilson...original leather thong remains...ballast weight has been removed for the shelf...measures about 17"L.
Jim Pierce Black Duck
Sleeper black duck from this Upper Chesapeake Bay carver…oversize solid body construction with beautiful scratch paint that remains in mint condition...signed and stamped "JP" and "P" twice on bottom with ballast weight and line tie intact...approximately 15”l.
Frank Finney Yellow Throat
Inquisitive yellow throat carving by this eastern shore of Virginia master...delineated and raised wings and tail carving are enhanced by wonderful form and attitude...wire legs and painted feet mounted to a wooden base..."Yellow Throat" written in pencil and carved "F" on underside of base...measures about 6"L.
Pete Peterson Merganser
Sleek red breasted merganser drake by "Hurricane Pete" Peterson from Cape Charles, Virginia…mint original paint enhances a racey design...wafer thin hollow body with raised wings and carved crest...branded, signed and dated 1987 on the underside...approximately 18"l.
Chandler Sawyer Canvasback
Classic looking canvasback in the Currituck tradition by this well known carver…original paint that has been purposely aged and antiqued to give it patina...square tail and bod high head similar to well known carvers from the village of Waterlily...initials "CS" carved in the underside...approximately 15"l.
Mason Premier Widgeon
Colorful drake widgeon by the Mason Decoy Factory circa 1920…paint has been restored in the Mason style many years ago...hollow body with nice bill carving and glass eyes..."Mason Factory" is written in pencil on the underside...approximately 15"l.
James West Goldeneye
Well carved drake goldeneye by this carver from Bordentown, NJ circa 1950's…original paint that has some cracking and crazing from oxidation over time...two piece body with nice bill carving and glass eyes...ink stamp on the underside...approximately 11"l.