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    Sale 1959

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Prints And Decoys

    17 - 18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 325

    THREE DECOYS: A PAIR OF BLUEWING TEAL DRAKES AND A GREENWING TEAL DRAKE

    UNIDENTIFIED MAKER, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    THREE DECOYS: A PAIR OF BLUEWING TEAL DRAKES AND A GREENWING TEAL DRAKE
    Unidentified Maker, circa 1900
    Small bodied decoys with upturned tails, tack eyes with small white circles painted around them, early brand in underside for R. White, Ottawa Shooting Club member, decoys are also branded Kangas on the undersides.
    Original Paint with minor wear on the hens, moderate wear on the drake, two small dents
    11 in. long (each)


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    Used at the Ottowa Shooting Club, Sandusky, Ohio

    Provenance

    Collection of Ed Johnston


    Pre-Lot Text

    Collection of Gene and Linda Kangas


    Literature

    The Greenwing Teal Drake and the Bluewing Teal Drake are illustrated in Linda and Gene Kangas. Decoys (Paducah, KY 1991) p. 271.