Steve Weaver Sandpiper
Inquisitive little least sandpiper by one of New England's finest artists...carved and painted in the style of Elmer Crowell...mounted on a burl base displaying his initials and carved feather...pen signed and dated on bottom...2.5”h.
Ward Bros. Pintails
Early pair of pintails by this well known tandem from Crisfield, MD...balsa body construction is complemented by highly detailed paint typical of their work in the early 1950's...both have minor discoloration and wear with wonderful snakey necks...approximately 8” l.
Exceedingly rare miniature pair of iron canvasbacks by this prolific Upper Chesapeake Bay carver...both are in somewhat aged original paint with a warm patina…classic Susquehanna Flats form...circa 1940's...approximately 5” l.
Ira Hudson Mallard
Outstanding example of a miniature carving by the master of all Chincoteague carvers...original paint with minor discoloration from age…beautiful form with paddle tail...one of the best known examples available...imperfection near top of head...circa 1930...5” l.
Manie Haywood Snow Goose
Miniature snow goose by this Outer Banks carver…beautiful raised wing carving and age softened oil paints accentuated by turned head and glass eyes...signed and dated on bottom "Manie Haywood Kitty Hawk, NC 1969"…8" l.
Jan Fitch Miniature
Wonderful little snowy owl by this well known Canadian artist from Wolfe Island...made from tupelo this bird has a majestic look...fantastic carved wings and detail...signed on the bottom...made for the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland...3"h.
Ward Bros. Blue Goose
Exceedingly rare blue goose by the masters from Crisfield known as Lem & Steve...thought to have made only a few of this species, the original paint is extraordinary…raised wings and glass eyes...desirable cedar body signed and dated on the bottom 1963...10.5” l.
Steve Weaver Miniature
Another fine example from this outstanding New England carver...the little "Osterville Merganser" exhibits finely detailed carving and paint pattern in the Elmer Crowell style...signed and dated 2012 on the bottom...4.5”l.
Menin Brabaw Wood Ducks
Pleasing and content pair of wood ducks by this American Indian from Algonac, Michigan circa 1940's...outstanding carving detail including delineated, raised wings, fluted tail...found in the 1950's on a lamp base and kept in a private collection since that time...6.5”l.
Jess Blackstone Bobwhite Quail
A content and plump little carving is this well made quail from New Hampshire circa 1940's...carefully carved and painted to accurately represent the real bird...mounted on a wood base with wire legs and painted feet...his conjoined initials and "BOB-WHITE" written on bottom...4”l.
Charlie Berry Wood Ducks
A wonderful composition by this carver from Salisbury, Maryland...drake with open mouth and hen with one foot up...mounted on a wooden base with carved turtle and lily pads...signed and dated 1978 on bottom...19”t.
Horace Crandall Mallards
Wonderful mallard pair by this carver, also known as "Hie" from San Fransisco, CA...beautiful original paint with extensive feather detail…raised wings and glass eyes...inset weight on bottom...circa early 1940's...approximately 7” l.
Jess Blackstone Chickadee
A familiar sight at backyard feeders is this well made little chickadee from New Hampshire circa 1940's...carefully carved and painted to represent the real bird...mounted on a wood base with wire legs and painted feet...his conjoined initials, "J03" and "CHICKADEE" written on bottom...3.5”l.
Doug Jester Pintails
Early pair of pintails by one of the well known carvers from Chincoteague...great form is enhanced by original scratch paint...both dated on the bottoms 1943...drake has a small chip from underside of bill, otherwise near mint condition...approximately 6” l.
Curtis Waterfield Mallard
An outstanding, alert drake mallard by this Knotts Island carver and his son Curtis Wayne...highly detailed paint pattern with minor scuff on top of head and minor paint loss at tail...signed "C. Waterfield & Son and "'76" on the bottom...5.5”l.
Curtis Waterfield Canvasback
An outstanding drake canvasback by this Knotts Island carver and his son Curtis Wayne...highly detailed paint pattern with minor discoloration from age...signed "C. Waterfield & Son and "'76" on the bottom...5.5”l.
Ward Bros. Widgeon
Dapper looking drake widgeon by the masters from Crisfield known as Lem & Steve...the original paint is pleasing and in good shape accentuating the raised wings...balsa body with pine head and tail insert..."DRAKE WIDGEON" and "WARD BROS. CRISFIELD MD" on the bottom...9” l.
Oliver Lawson Mallards
Outstanding mallard pair by this Crisfield icon, who studied under the world famous Ward Brothers...raised wings and detailed bill carving are enhanced by near mint original paint...signed and dated on the bottoms of both birds 1966...approximately 8.5” l.