Lot 133: Important redhead drake, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.Platinum House
April 24, 2014
St. Charles, IL, USALive Auction
Description: Important redhead drake, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century. Branded "J.E.B.". Detailed feather paint on back.
Condition Report: Original paint with very minor discoloration and wear; a few tiny dents.
Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Dr. James McCleery. McCleery collection stamp is on the underside twice. Lot 395 in McCleery auction sale, Sotheby's/Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter, Jan 2000.
Literature: "Call to the Sky," Robert Shaw, p. 61, exact decoy. "New Jersey Decoys," Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 37. "Decoys of the Mid Atlantic Region," Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 21. "Classic New Jersey Decoys," James Doherty, p. 49.