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    Sale 1959

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Prints And Decoys

    17 - 18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 349

    An Exceptional Canvasback Hen

    ELMER CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MASSACHUSETTS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    An Exceptional Canvasback Hen
    Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, Last Quarter 19th Century
    Exceptional carved and crossed primary and secondary wing detail with fluted tail, high head style and slightly turned head, bears McCleery stamp on underside.
    Excellent and original with good patina
    15 in. long
    McCleery Collection stamp on the underside


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    This exceptional Crowell carving is one of his earlier works and was made before he instituted the first of two brands which he would later use to mark his decoys.

    Provenance

    Robert Cleaves
    Dr. James M. McCleery
    Guyette and Schmidt, Inc. -Sotheby's Decoy Auction Catalogue, January 200, lot 349


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    Robert Shaw, Call to the Sky, The Decoy Collection of James M. McCleery, M.D., (Houston, TX, 1992) p.21. (Illustrated)