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    Sale 1959

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Prints And Decoys

    17 - 18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 362

    A SWIMMING BLACK DUCK

    JOHN BLAIR SR., PHILADELPHIA, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SWIMMING BLACK DUCK
    John Blair Sr., Philadelphia, Last Quarter 19th Century
    Hollow carved flat bottomed style with glass eyes
    Original feather painting with minor discoloration and wear, several tiny dents
    17½ in. long


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    For similar examples, see Harrison Huster and Doug Knight. Floating sculpture (Spanish Forks, UT, 1982), p. 32.