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Lot 390: Important redhead drake, Elkanah Cobb, Cobb Island, Virginia, last quarter 19th century.Platinum House
November 7, 2013
Easton, MD, USALive Auction
Description: Important redhead drake, Elkanah Cobb, Cobb Island, Virginia, last quarter 19th century. Branded "E.B. COBB" in underside. Inlet head and traditional Cobb "V" tail wing tip carving. Glass eyes and exceptionally fine paint.
Condition Report: Outstanding dry original paint with good patina and very slight wear; very small amount of discoloration on back and one side; thin in the making surface crack in back; tiny crack through one eye.
Literature: Southern Decoys, Henry Fleckenstein, Jr, p 194. Guyette & Schmidt, Inc. auction catalog, July 2001, lot 171, exact decoy.