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Auction Description for Guyette & Deeter: Collectables
Auction Description:
Collectables
Viewing Notes:
28th July 6pm to 8pm. Morning of sale 8am.
Sale Notes:
www.guyetteandschmidt.com

Collectables (379 Lots)

by Guyette & Deeter


379 lots

July 30, 2004

St. Michaels, MD, USA

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Description: [ Decoys ] Outstanding 75 size flying pintail drake Elmer Crowell East Harwich Massachusetts 2nd quarter 20th century Crowell's rectangular stamp on back Quite full bodied with detail on front and back The other side of head and neck is completely carved and painted Extremely fine paint blending Open and carved tail Near mint original paint that has darkened somewhat with age; several tiny dents; professional restoration to small chips in each wing tip by Steve Weaver Ebefore photos available PROVENANCE: Fresh to the market from an estate in New Jersey LITERATURE: The Russell B Aitken Collection of Wildfowl Decoy Guyette & Schmidt Inc/Christie's January 2003 lot 1127 similar carving E25 000-35 000

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Description: [ Decoys ] Exceptional full size sparrow on branch Elmer Crowell East Harwich Massachusetts Oval brand on underside of base Excellent and original PROVENANCE: From the estate of Bowman Graton Boston Massachusetts E4 500-5 500

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Description: [ Decoys ] Exceptionally well carved full size chickadee on wooden branch Elmer Crowell Fine paint detail Near mint original paint; tip of bill has been blunted slightly on one side PROVENANCE: From the estate of Bowman Graton Boston Massachusetts E3 000-5 000

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Description: [ Decoys ] Very early and exceptional matched pair of bob white quail AE Crowell East Harwich Massachusetts circa 1912- 1915 Both carved and painted bases bear both the oval brand and the circular rubber stamp Unusually shaped and carved and painted bases heavy daubed on paint and black glass eyes are indicative of Crowell's early work Highly detailed bill carving and carved tails Very few of these matched pairs are known possibly only two other pair Outstanding dry original paint mellowed to a superb patinated surface; some professional restoration to the gesso on feet on both birds; the original gesso on thighs were missing and were professionally restored; some minor areas of flaking to the paint on both birds has been professionally repainted Photos taken prior to the restoration are available to prospective buyers LITERATURE: The Songless Aviary The World of AE Crowell & Son Cullity pg 85 similar pair E45 000-55 000

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Description: [ Decoys ] Exceptional full size feeding kingfisher on carved wooden perch Elmer Crowell Crowell's oval brand in the underside Near mint original paint that has darkened with age; several tiny dents PROVENANCE: From the estate of Bowman Graton Boston Massachusetts E10 000-13 000

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