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    Sale 1959

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Prints And Decoys

    17 - 18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 303

    A stylized merganser hen

    ORIN HILTZ, INDIAN POINT, NOVA SOCTIA, SECOND QUARTER 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A stylized merganser hen
    Orin Hiltz, Indian Point, Nova Soctia, Second Quarter 20th Century
    Relief wing carving and scalloped tail, exaggerated wooden crest, leather tie straps are set into recessed points in the underside
    Original paint with minor shrinkage and wear, professional restoration to a chip at the bill by Russ Allen
    20 in. long


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    A rigmate to this decoy is in the permanent collection of the Canadian National Museum, Ottawa, Canada. Another rigmate is in the collection of Chris Huntington
    For similar example see Dale and Gary Guyette, Decoys of Maritime Canada. (Exton, PA, 1983), p. 67.