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Lot 47A: Important "humpback" model goldeneye hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, circa 1918.Platinum House
November 7, 2012
Easton, MD, USALive Auction
Description: Important "humpback" model goldeneye hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, circa 1918. A sculpturesque carving with the head turned approximately 85 degrees, and exhibiting the Ward's classic exaggerated "humpback" form and wide "paddle tail".
Condition Report: Strong original scratch paint shows moderate wear; a few shot marks on one side of the head; thin chip missing from one side of tail; overall excellent structurally.
Literature: "Ward Brothers Decoys", Ron Gard and Brian McGrath, p. 32.