18 January 2003
AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLACK BELLIED PLOVER
Lothrop Holmes, Kingston, Massachusetts, third quarter 19th century
"J.C. Willis" is written under the tail
Excellent condition, original paint with only the lightest wear; there is a hairline separation where head meets body
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B. Cheever, North American Decoys, p. 29.
R. Shaw, Call to the Sky, The Decoy Collection of James M. McCleery, M.D., Houston, 1992, p. 29.
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