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.
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.
Leo McIntosh Avocet
Incredibly small Avocet by this well known carver from Upstate New York that left this world before his time...highly detailed paint pattern with raised wings, split tail and wire legs...signed "L. H. McIntosh and 1998" on the bottom...a mere 3.5” h.
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.
Miles Hancock Mallards
Stunning pair of one third size miniature mallards by Miles Hancock from Chincoteague, Virginia circa early 1960's...raised and crossed wings compliment nice scratch paint and tack eyes...both are signed on the underside...rare size measuring about 9” l.
Russ Burr Mallard
Alert standing drake mallard by this well known carver from Hingham, Massachusetts...shows quite a bit of influence to his neighbor Elmer Crowell...mounted on a burl base with his ink stamp on the underside...tight crack across top of bill...probably from the 1930's...4.5”h.
Elmer Crowell Bufflehead
Check out this diminutive little drake dipper by the father of American bird carving from East Harwich, MA...exhibiting his detailed paint pattern and wonderful attitude...it retains the rectangular stamp on the base...near mint condition, it measures 3”l.
Elmer Crowell Hen Mallard
Take a look at this hen mallard by the father of American bird carving from East Harwich,MA...exhibiting his detailed paint pattern and swimming pose...it retains the rectangular stamp on the base...near mint condition, it measures 4.5”l.
James Best Swan
Exceedingly rare and important miniature swan by this Kitty Hawk, NC carver circa 1910...has incredible paint and patina from years on the shelf...has initials "A.B." on the bottom possibly for his friend and co-worker Avery B. Love Tillet...near mint condition, it measures 4.75”l.
George Reinbold Quail
Without a doubt, the finest example we've ever offered of a quail by this Landsdowne, PA carver circa 1920's...exhibiting his finest paint and alert posture with carved crest...mounted atop a chip carved base...near mint condition, it measures 7.5”t.
A. J. Dando Pheasants
Classic looking pair of flyers by this carver from Philadelphia, PA circa 1945...sold through Abercrombie & Fitch in NYC...detailed paint pattern similar to Crowell with old repairs to the wings...hen has ink stamp and dated 1945...about 6.5”l.
A. J. Ditman Pheasant
Wonderful little miniature by this carver from Williamstown, MA circa 1940's...standing on a wooden chip carved base with detailed paint, old neck repair and minor paint loss on one side of tail..."AJD" on the base...about 4.5”h including base.
Chester Doughty Merganser
Classic miniature red breasted merganser in the Downeast style from Orr's Island, ME circa 1950...carved in the style of Willie Ross who was from Chebeague Island...classic paint pattern typical of the area...about 6”l.
Frank Finney Seagull
Inquisitive black capped seagull that usually marks the onset of spring...has nice paint with raised and crossed wings...mounted on a wooden base with his serified "F" carved into the bottom...near mint condition, it measures 4”l.
James Lapham Purple Finch
Plump little miniature purple finch by this carver from Dennisport, MA circa 1960...standing on a driftwood base with detailed paint and raised wings...signed on the underside...about 4”h including base.
A. J. Ditman Grouse
Wonderful little miniature by this carver from Williamstown, MA circa 1940's...standing on a wooden chip carved base with detailed paint, minor repair to each corner of tail..."AJD" on the base...about 5”h including base.
Ronnie Rue Miniatures
Outstanding collection of miniatures by this carver from Cambridge, MD circa 1970's...they include a pair of canvasbacks, hen mallard, blue goose, snow goose, white fronted goose and black duck...sizes range from 4" to 7".
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