Carved Back Preeening Curlew Shorebird Decoy
Mark McNair, Craddockville, VA, Ca. 1990

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Mark's unique interpretation of a back preening curlew. Elegant carving with relief carved wings and split tail. Excellent original paint, slightly distressed to appear old. A few hairline natural wood cracks. Signed "McNair".

Mark McNair made this decoy for his father, Roger, as a gift. Upon Roger’s death, Mark sold this decoy through auction. It brought $6,500, a world record for a McNair decoy, and still his highest price shorebird ever sold at auction.

10" long.

ITEM # 20759