Unkown Pigeon on base
Proud looking pigeon on wooden base by an unkown but talented carver, probably from Pennsylvania...mounted on a wooden base with detailed paint pattern...minor damage to underside of bill...about 6”h including base.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ned Burgess Mallard
Iconic drake mallard by this prolific carver from Waterlily, North Carolina circa 1940...wonderful early paint with cracking and crazing from age...eye and speculum are painted on one side only...exceedingly rare size measuring about 9” l.
Frank Finney Oyster Catcher
Running oyster catcher by this well known carver from Cape Charles, VA...detailed paint highlights raised and delineated wings...glass eyes and fluted tail carving...mounted on signed base...approximately 6” l.
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.
Bob McGaw Swan
Beautifully carved miniature swan by Bob McGaw from Havre de Grace, Maryland in great condition circa 1940's...famous crooked neck swimmer on original base that he is known for in his rarest of miniatures...crack in neck as many of them developed over time...almost 8” 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.
Capt. Joe Mason Geese
Wonderful flock of miniature geese by Capt. Joe Mason from Hunting Quarters...probably made in the 1950's, they all have different head postures due to the roots and branches used...they all measure from 3.5 to 4”l.