Lot 392: Very rare full size common snipe mantle carving, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.Platinum House
November 8, 2012
Easton, MD, USALive Auction
Description: Very rare full size common snipe mantle carving, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's rectangular stamp is in the underside of the base three times. Dropped wings and good paint detail.
Condition Report: Near mint original paint; several small pieces of jesso missing from one foot; crack through one jesso thigh.
Literature: "The Songless Aviary", Brian Cullity, p. 80