Lot 419: Exceptional pair of silhouette plovers, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, circa 1900.Platinum House
November 8, 2012
Easton, MD, USALive Auction
Description: Exceptional pair of silhouette plovers, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, circa 1900. A golden plover and a black bellied plover. One is in spring plumage and one in transitional plumage. Both have tack eyes and carved tails. Both have high heads and split tail carving reminiscent of the Parker Whitmore rig. Extra fine feather paint detail
Condition Report: Near mint original paint with good patina; structural excellent.
Provenance: Handed down in a Central Maine family whose grandfather purchased them directly from Crowell.