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.
John Dilley Dowitcher
Rare species in spring plumage from this highly acclaimed carver from Quogue, Long Island circa 1880's...outstanding and highly refined original paint and bill...some wear and shot scars to surface...approximately 10”l.
Luther Lee Nottingham Dowitcher
Extremely rare short billed dowitcher from Cobb's Station on the lower Eastern Shore of Virginia in 100% original condition with some wear and shot scars…circa 1880's...surface is wonderful and accents the chip carving utilized…split tail...approximately 11”l.
Mark McNair Curlew
Early Hudsonian Curlew (1986) by this well known carver from Craddockville, VA...great attitude with turned head as if "on the hunt"...outstanding, purposely aged paint with raised wings..."McNair" incised on the underside...16"l.
North Carolina Yellowlegs
Primitive yellowlegs from North Carolina with slightly turned head...underside has been planed slightly where the dowel hole enters the body...original paint and bill with shot scars and expected wear...11"l.
Paul Henry Snipe
Well executed Wilson's Snipe is signed on the underside of the base...in original paint and condition, it has raised wings and feather delineation with extensive carving overall...on wire legs and mounted on a driftwood base...8.5"l.
Obediah Verity Peep
Wonderful running peep by this well known carver from Seaford, Long Island circa 1870's...wear and shot scars on surface with outstanding paint...carved eyes, raised and crossed wings...bill is original with some paint loss...approximately 7”l.
Davison Hawthorne Curlew
Gracefully executed flying curlew by this well known carver from Southern Delaware...strong Hudson influence with wonderful scratch paint that has mellowed to a warm patina...wire legs attached to a driftwood base...probably from circa 1960...19”l and 25" wing tip to wing tip.
Harold StorJohann Whimbrel
Stately whimbrel or curlew in an alert pose by this carver from Omaha, Nebraska...raised wings and detailed bill carving are enhanced by detailed paint pattern closely mimicking the actual bird in nature...signed and dated 1985 on underdside...17"l.
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.
Ira Hudson Yellowlegs
Classic raised wing yellowlegs from the Eastern Shore of Virginia in 100% original condition with some wear circa 1910...wonderful scratch paint, balsa body with hardwood bill that is inserted through the head...Sam Dyke Collection stamp on underside...about 11.5”l.
Cameron McIntyre Curlew
Walter Brady inspired curlew by this world renowned carver and artist from New Church, Virginia...outstanding paint that has been purposely antiqued to a soft patina...hardwood bill is splined through the head...raised and delineated wings...16"l.
Knotts Island Dowitcher
Unknown dowitcher from Knotts Island similar to those shown in "Shorebird Decoys of North Carolina"...chip carved body with iron bill...outstanding paint with possible touch up to defect in wood on one side...wonderful warm patina...11"l.
Strater & Sohier "Tinnies"
Early pair of tinnies by this Boston, Massachusetts company...patented in 1874, these folding tin shorebirds have their original stakes...original paint with wear and paint loss in places...includes driftwood base...9.5"h.
South Jersey Feeding Shorebirds
Folk art at it's best describes these feeding shorebirds from South Jersey...rigmates pictured in Quintina Colio's "American Decoys" on p. 62 & 63...in feeding position, they were carved without bills...originally found by Bill Mackey...13" & 14"l.
Bobby Swain Yellowlegs
Hudson style yellowlegs by this carver from Chincoteague, Virginia...purposely aged to appear much older than it is, it has been nicely antiqued to mimic the real deal..."r.s." carved into underdside...13”l.
Harold StorJohann Killdeer
Check out this colorful killdeer by this carver from Omaha, Nebraska circa 1980's...delineated wings and detailed bill carving are enhanced by detailed paint pattern closely mimicking the actual bird in nature...signed on underdside...11"l.