Outstanding and all original plover in spring plumage by Dr. Clarence Gardner & Newton Dexter of Little Compton, RI...raised wings and split tail with shoe button eyes...beautiful paint with minor wear...circa 1900...measuring 12"L.
Cecil Goodspeed Yellowlegs
Fantastic yellowlegs by Cecil Goodspeed of Duxbury, Massachusetts...beautiful original paint with minor wear...honest New England shorebird by the son of David Goodspeed...circa 1915...includes wooden stand...9.5"h.
Frank Finney Curlew
Curlew in the style of Charles Clark from Chincoteague, Virginia...paint has been aged to appear old...fantastic surface and patina as you would expect from the "duck doctor"...unsigned...stand not included...15”l.
Eastern Shore of Virginia Yellowlegs
Exceptional yellowlegs shorebird from the Eastern Shore of Virginia in 100% original condition with some wear and shot scars…circa 1890's...from the McCleery collection and so stamped on the underside of tail...…approximately 12”l.
Obediah Verity Peep
Extremely rare peep shorebird from this Seaford, Long Island maker in 100% original condition with wear and shot scars…carved eyes and raised wings were his trademarks...circa 1870's…approximately 7.5”l.
Townson Ruddy Turnstone
Exceedingly rare shorebird from Toronto Harbor circa 1880…original paint with some gunning wear…blunted bill and wear at tail to bear wood with shot scars from use...professionally filled holes in breast...passed down through the Townson family...approximately 9”t.
deGavre Great Blue Heron
Exceedingly rare miniature great blue heron by this well known carver from Onancock, VA with life like posture and attitude...carved and raised wings with additional drop wing carving…paint has mellowed from years on the shelf...signed under driftwood base...6”H.
Large and stylish contemporary curlew with wonderful paint that has been aged to appear older than it is...head is joined to the body at the neck and bill is inserted hard wood construction...unsigned...mounted on a driftwood stand...20”l.
Factory made plover shorebird with thick gesso paint that was typical of Wildfowler decoys made in Babylon...wooden bill, glass eyes and wire legs compliment the mint original paint...mounted on wood base...strong brand on underside...circa 1979...12”L.
Cobb Island Robin Snipe
Extremely rare and early robin snipe from Cobb Island on the Eastern Shore of Virginia circa 1880's…raised wings and carved eyes...worn to bare wood with shot scars and gunning wear…some wood rot and loss to bill which appears to be original...approximately 8”L.
Harry V. Shourds Yellowlegs
Outstanding yellowlegs shorebird by Harry V. Shourds from Tuckerton, NJ circa 1890…original paint with some gunning wear…exceedingly rare example of his work...approximately 10”l.
Mark McNair Whimbrel
Whimbrel with whale bone bill from this talented Craddockville, Virginia master artist...paint has been mellowed to a warm patina...raised wings and split tail compliment outstanding surface..."McNair" carved in underside...custom stand included...13”l.