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    Sale 1959

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Prints And Decoys

    17 - 18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 327

    "BLAIR SCHOOL" GREEN WING TEAL DRAKE

    OHIO, CIRCA 1870

    Price Realised  

    "BLAIR SCHOOL" GREEN WING TEAL DRAKE
    Ohio, circa 1870
    Tack eyes with white circles painted around them, very diminutive with good form
    Original paint with minor wear, structurally good
    11½ in. long


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    From the Ottawa Shooting Club, founded 1871, Sandusky, Ohio where affluent East Coast club members brought decoys with them including those of John Blair Sr. whose decoys were then used as models for various local carvers.

    Provenance

    Norweb Estate


    Pre-Lot Text

    Collection of Gene and Linda Kangas


    Literature

    Linda and Gene Kangas. Decoys (Paducah, KY 1991).
    Jeff and Joyce Hay 2006 Calendar: Classic Decoys of Ohio & Lake Erie, April (Illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Salisbury, Maryland, The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, July 1992