Black-Bellied Plover in Eclipse Plumage Shorebird Decoy
Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, NJ, Ca. 1890

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Rare example in untouched original condition (paint and bill) except for a tight age shrinkage neck crack that has been reset. Very few decoys in this plumage were made or survived.

See Doherty's "Classic New Jersey Decoys," page 67, plate 123 for a nearly identical example.

9 1/2" long.

ITEM # 19581