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by Guyette & Deeter

Platinum House

464 lots

April 27, 2000

24718 Beverly Road

P.O. Box 1170

St. Michaels, MD, 21663 USA

Phone: 410 745 0485

Fax: 410 745 0487

Email: decoys@guyetteanddeeter.com

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Lot 1: Pair of miniature wood ducks Charles Perdew, Henry Illinois first quarter 20th century Each bears a small flat metal plate on the underside which is stamped Chas H. Perdew, Henry Illinois each exhibits carved and raised wings with glass eyes Each

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Description: Pair of miniature wood ducks Charles Perdew, Henry Illinois first quarter 20th century Each bears a small flat metal plate on the underside which is stamped Chas H. Perdew, Henry Illinois each exhibits carved and raised wings with glass eyes Each bird measures roughly 5.5in length Wonderful original paint by Edna Perdew, has level oped a superb mellow surface Literature Ann Tandy Lacy Perdew An Illinois River tradition pp 201-231.

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Lot 2: Pair of miniature mallards with the hen in a sleeping pose Charles Perdew, Henry Illinois first quarter 20th century Each bird measures roughly 5.5in length and bears a thin flat metal strip on the underside that is stamped "Chas" H. Perdew, Henry

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Description: Pair of miniature mallards with the hen in a sleeping pose Charles Perdew, Henry Illinois first quarter 20th century Each bird measures roughly 5.5in length and bears a thin flat metal strip on the underside that is stamped "Chas" H. Perdew, Henry Illinois Superb original paint by Edna Perdew has aged to a wonderful mellow surface very fine crack at the base of the drake head with some minor flaking to the paint at that point. Literature Ann Tandy Lacy "PerdewAn Illinois River Tradition pp 201-231

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Lot 3: Pair of miniature pintails with the hen in a sleeping pose Charles Perdew, Henry Illinois first quarter 20th century According to Illinois River expert Joe Toncili, this pair and those following by Perdew, represent the very finest Perdew miniatures

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Description: Pair of miniature pintails with the hen in a sleeping pose Charles Perdew, Henry Illinois first quarter 20th century According to Illinois River expert Joe Toncili, this pair and those following by Perdew, represent the very finest Perdew miniatures to come to auction Each bird measures roughly 5.5in length and bears a thin flatmetal strip on the underside that is stamped 'Chas." H. Perdew, Henry Illinois Wonderful original paint by Edna Perdew which has mellowed nicely small area of discoloration on one side of the hen's body there has been a professional repair to the drake neck by GiGi Hopkins

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Lot 4: Preening mallard hen Charles Perdew, Henry Illinois Exceptionally fine paint detail and form Near mint original paint; structurally excellent

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Description: Preening mallard hen Charles Perdew, Henry Illinois Exceptionally fine paint detail and form Near mint original paint; structurally excellent

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Lot 5: Well carved bluebill hen Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace Maryland Identified and dated December 10 1937 by D.R. Gascoyne, which is whenhe probably bought it from McGaw. Small paint flake missing from baseof neck, otherwise mint D.R. Gascoyne Collection

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Description: Well carved bluebill hen Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace Maryland Identified and dated December 10 1937 by D.R. Gascoyne, which is whenhe probably bought it from McGaw. Small paint flake missing from baseof neck, otherwise mint D.R. Gascoyne Collection

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