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Lot 387: Important presentation grade blackduck, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, circa late 1930's.Platinum House
August 2, 2013
Portsmouth, NH, USALive Auction
Description: Important presentation grade blackduck, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, circa late 1930's. Slightly turned head. Extra fine paint with precise feather detail and well blended wing tips. Well formed head with wide bill.
Condition Report: Near mint original paint with very good patina; slight separation at neck seam.
Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Richard Larrimore.
Literature: "Ward Brothers Decoys," Ron Gard and Brian McGrath.