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Lot 118: Rare "dust jacket" style black bellied plover, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, circa 1900.
July 29, 2014
St. Michaels, MD, USALive Auction
Description: Rare "dust jacket" style black bellied plover, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, circa 1900. Relief wing carving with layered, carved, extended wing tips and shoe button eyes.
Condition Report: Original paint with minor shrinkage and very minor wear; structurally very good.
Provenance: Commissioned from Crowell by Harry V. Long, Cohasset, Massachusetts and sold as part of the Long collection in 2009. At that time the catalog photo for this decoy was reversed.
Literature: "New England Decoys," John and Shirly Delph, p. 119.