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Lot 394: Extremely rare full size feeding Whimbrel mantel carving, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.

Fall Decoy Auction Session Two | November 8, 2012

Platinum House

by Guyette & Deeter

November 8, 2012

Easton, MD, USA

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  • Extremely rare full size feeding Whimbrel mantel carving, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.
  • Extremely rare full size feeding Whimbrel mantel carving, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.
  • Extremely rare full size feeding Whimbrel mantel carving, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.
  • Extremely rare full size feeding Whimbrel mantel carving, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.
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Description: Extremely rare full size feeding Whimbrel mantel carving, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century. Approximately 16 1/2" long. Crowell's oval brand is in the underside. Carved primaries and fine paint detail.

Condition Report: Original paint with good patina; paint shrinkage on area of back near wing tips as well as part of the breast and neck; minor wear on bill; small cracks in jesso thighs; several paint flakes missing under tail.

Provenance: Handed down in a Central Maine family whose grandparents purchased it directly from Crowell.

Literature: "The Songless Aviary", Brian Cullity.

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