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Lot 22: Rare oversize Monhegan island style merganser drake, Gus Wilson, South Portland, Maine, circa 1900.Platinum House
July 29, 2014
St. Michaels, MD, USALive Auction
Description: Rare oversize Monhegan island style merganser drake, Gus Wilson, South Portland, Maine, circa 1900. Inlet head, carved eyes and crest, and relief wing carving. Fine form with reared back neck and head.
Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear and very good patina; professional repair to the bill.
Literature: "New England Decoys," John and Shirley Delph, p. 42. "Great Book of Decoys," Joe Engers, editor, p. 36.