Wonderful bone dry decoy of a Canada goose. All original paint & condition. Signed and dated on the bottom by Lem Ward, Crisfield, Maryland.
Lem & Steve Ward of Crisfield, Maryland created a beautiful example of a pair of shooting stool bluebills. Signed & dated. Outstanding original paint and condition.
This decoy is an excellent example by Lem Ward of Crisfield, Maryland, of a content bufflehead drake. It was carved in his best decorative form. A silver tag on the bottom reads "L.T. Ward carver of wildfowl decoys since 1920". Excellent original paint & condition, signed and dated on the bottom.
This pair of shooting stool goldeneyes is a favorite of Lem & Steve Ward of Crisfield, Maryland. This cedar pair is signed & dated and both are in original paint and condition.
What an excellent example of a scarlet ibis, by master carver, Bill Gibian of Onancock, Virginia. This is believed to be one of four ever made. Bill has nailed the form and color of the rare bird. Circa 1980's.
** Currently on display at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum **
This is a fantastic example, by Bill Gibian of Onancock, Virginia, of a marbled godwit taking flight. He shows all the feather groupings and magnificent colors in this majestic bird. The carving is 15" long, 18" high and 15" wide at the wing tips. Mint condition in all aspects.
This incredible example of a Nathan Cobb, Jr. black duck is from the collection of the late John Maddox who owned the Chincoteague Wildlife Decoy Museum in Chincoteague, Virginia. According to John's son and Cigar Daisey, the resident carver of the museum for over 20 years, John had Frank make him a rig of these decoys for his Cobb Island display. This is an exact duplicate of the Cobb black duck pictured in Fleckenstein's book, Southern Decoys of Virginia & the Carolinas. (plate 414, p. 199) The birds were made for John in the 1970s, making it over 40 years old. Hollow carved with a wonderful serified "N" in the bottom. Original paint. Tie line & bottom weight. The finely sculpted head is inletted to the body. If you were to order a copy of a Cobb decoy today from any of the three great masters: Finney, McInty or McNair, the cost would run in the $2000-$4000 range. This great 40+ year old bird is a bargain for any collector of contemporary decoys.
Early circa 1940's example of a drake wood duck by Herter's Decoy Factory. Fine all original paint & condition. * Only one still available.
Excellent example of the classic Ward ruddy duck. Original paint and condition. Signed and dated on the bottom.
Excellent example of the classic Ward American mergansers with great detailed feather carving. Signed and dated on the bottom with Lem's metal tag.
Beautiful gunning pair of American pintails circa 1920's by Lloyd Sterling of Crisfield, Maryland. Lloyd made these wonderful birds in the style of Lem & Steve Ward's humpback beaver tail pintails of the same time period. Original paint with gunning wear. Some restoration to both birds on the tails and bills. The hen is the only known example to exist and matches the drake perfectly. If you love early Maryland folk art, these pintails are for you!
Wonderfully matched pair of redheads by the Crisfield, Maryland masters. Outstanding, almost mint, condition with original paint. Signed and dated by the brothers.
This oil on board painting, by Baltimore artist, Lloyd Cargile is 24" x0" with a gold leaf frame. It is signed and dated 2012.
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