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Lot 415B: Mallard drake with paddle tail, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York.Platinum House
November 8, 2012
Easton, MD, USALive Auction
Description: Mallard drake with paddle tail, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York. "G.W. Stevens" ink stamp on underside. Good comb paint detail and paddle tail. Old tag on underside reads that this is the only known mallard drake by George Stevens.
Condition Report: Original paint with minor to moderate wear; some roughness to one edge of bill; glue has been added where neck joins body.
Provenance: Bartlett collection.
Literature: "The Art of the Decoy", Adele Earnest, illustration #121, exact decoy.