Mallard Drake Decoy
A. Elmer Crowell, E. Harwich, MA, Ca. 1910-20

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An unrigged gunning decoy with turned head in exceptional original condition with no cracks. Paint is nearly mint except for a few darkened paint pulls from stacking. Strong, complete oval brand.

From a rig of 12 birds I acquired from a Maine/Connecticut collection 15 years ago. All had been stacked for storage resulting in some minor paint pulls where the decoys touched. I had the tiny spots darkened to restore otherwise mint decoys.

See O'Brien and Olney"s "Elmer Crowell" book, page 216, for a similar example with some paint shrinkage.

17" long.

WAS $26,500

ITEM # 20543