Gus Wilson Black Duck
Downeast style black duck by this lighthouse keeper and accomplished carver from South Portland, Maine circa 1900...turned head that is inset into body with raised wings...original paint on body with working touch up to head and bill......measures 16"L.
Unknown Ohio Mallard
Unknown and folky drake mallard possibly from the Ottawa Club circa 1890's...great form with hard chine line...original paint with wear...highly stylized bill carving..."A.W." carved into the underside...13"L.
John Glenn Bluebills
Rare and iconic high head pair of bluebills by this stallwart from Rock Hall, MD...original paint with honest wear circa 1940...hen has extremely high head...both signed on underside...both about 13.5"L.
Swimmer head brant by George Washington O'Neal from the Green Island Club in Ocracoke,NC...worn paint that is probably a second coat with great patina...neck has cracks and structural issues but stable...remnants of original rigging on bottom...measures 18"L.
Ed Parsons Canvasbacks
Very rare canvasback pair by this Oxford, MD carver circa 1910...purchased by Spry Newman around 1920...and then purchased by Alvin Sanger in 1970...they are in good original condition with minor wear and great patina......measures 14"L.
Humphry Lewark Canvasback
Exceedingly rare hen canvasback by this market gunner from Sea Gull, North Carolina near Corolla ca. 1910...bold high head atop an oversized body with well worn original paint...some cracks and checks from heavy use...original rigging...about 18”L.
Ward Bros. Canada Goose
Iconic and early example from Lem's personal rig made in 1930...outstanding form including detailed bill carving...very early second coat of paint with expected wear...turned head with glass eyes...a rare example of their work indeed...about 23"L.
George Waterfield Coot
High head coot with wonderful attitude from Churches Island, North Carolina ca. 1930's...classic Currituck lines with worn original paint...branded "E. W. EMORY"...bill was blunted many years ago, but has been left as found...about 12”L.
Lloyd Tyler Widgeon
Classic pair of widgeon from this highly accomplished carver and neighbor of the Ward Brothers in Crisfield, MD carver circa 1930's...they are in original paint and condition with wear and great patina...amazing examples of American Folk Art...both about 16"L.
Ralph Reghi Black Duck
Stylish black duck by this well known carver from Detroit, Michigan circa 1940…turned head with early gunning re-paint, glass eyes and solid body…raised neck seat gives it the high head look...approximately 14”L.
Shourds Canada Goose
Outstanding example of a Shourds family goose from Ocean City, NJ...has "H. M. Shourds" and Ocean City, NJ 1910" written on the bottom...exhibits wonderful paint that has mellowed to a warm patina...with expected wear...measures 24"L.
Porter Rig Bluebill
Outstanding example of a Porter Rig drake bluebill from the Winous Point Shooting Club circa 1870's...great form and wafer thin body...original paint with wear...cut nails holding halves together...ballast weight gone..."P. BRASHER" brand...13"L.
Emile Hebert Coot
Southern coot by Emile Hebert from Houma, Louisiana…very similar style to Dr. Cassius Peacock...characteristic round root head with glass eyes...originally had wooden keel that has been removed...worn original paint with some wear and paint loss… approximately 9”L.
Hugh Urbach Redhead
Well executed drake redhead by Hugh Urbach from Hamilton, Ontario circa 1940's…hollow body construction with slightly raised wings and glass eyes…leather thong and remnants of original swing ballast weight on underside...approximately 13”L.
Buck Crawford Goldeneye
Solid carved drake goldeneye by this well known carver from his early period...wonderful wing carving and stamping with wing delineation...paint appears to be a combination of original and gunning...has his patented "Crawford Smile...13"L.
John & Wilse Farrow Brant
Check out this fabulous root head brant by the Farrow brothers from Avon,NC...made around 1900, it exhibits worn original paint with great patina...neck has cracks and structural issues but stable...ballast weight proves they used what they had at their disposal...measures 19"L.
Cecil O'Neal Redhead
Extremely rare drake redhead made in the Currituck tradition by this legendary market gunner from Poplar Branch…stubby tail with flat bottom and breast …ballast weight has been removed...Bob Timberlake Collection stamp on underside...approximately 16”L.
Ward Bros. Canada Goose
Check out this diminutive Canada Goose from the 1930's by Lem & Steve Ward of Crisfield, Maryland...in the famous Bishops Head Gun Club style, it exhibits wonderful form and paint...it is unsigned...measures 21"L.
Ward Bros. Mergansers
Check out this rare pair of red breasted mergansers by the Ward Brothers of Crisfield, MD signed and dated 1966...they are in near mint original paint and condition...turned heads compliment wonderful paint...they measure about 15"L.
Ward Bros. Drake Pintail
Solid carved pintail by Lem & Steve Ward of Crisfield, Maryland signed and dated 1940...it exhibits wonderful form and paint deatail...tail is not inserted but carved from the same block of wood as the body...measures almost 21"L.
Bert Graves Hen Mallard
Extremely early example from this well known carver from Peoria, IL circa 1905...hollow body construction typical of the Illinois River School...outstanding, original swirl paint with great patina......measures 17"L.
Ben Holmes Bluebill
Classic example of a Stratford, CT drake bluebill circa 1875...great form and wafer thin body...mounted on a wooden base, it is in early second coat of his paint...signed and dated on the bottom of the decoy...from the Walter Bush Collection...14"L.
Ward Bros. Merganser
This hollow red breasted merganser by the Ward Brothers will make a statement in any collection...signed and dated 1970 it is in near mint original paint and condition with a few blemishes...turned head compliments wonderful paint... measures about 17"L.