Black-Bellied Plover Shorebird Decoy
Thomas Wilson (1863-1940), Ipswich, MA, Ca. 1900

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Essentially mint and unused with flared tail and elaborate paint detail. Wilson, a Portsmouth, NH, market gunner, made less than 24 decoys and few plovers. His work was discovered by famed folk art collector Nina Fletcher Little.

See Enger's "Great Book of Wildfowl Decoys," page 56-58.

11 1/2" long.

ITEM # 19749