Lot 462: Important and very rare mallard hen, Rowley Horner, West Creek, New Jersey.
November 7, 2013
Easton, MD, USALive Auction
Description: Important and very rare mallard hen, Rowley Horner, West Creek, New Jersey. Shoulder carving and fine paint detail. Small "X" carved under bill.
Condition Report: Dry original paint with very slight wear; weight has been removed; small shot scar under tail; small crack on top of bill has been reset by Russ Allen.
Provenance: Found this spring with a group of repainted New Jersey decoys in North Carolina.
Literature: Classic New Jersey Decoys, James Doherty, color plate XXIV. "New Jersey Decoys," Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 101.