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Auction Description for Guyette & Deeter: July 31 Decoy Auction

July 31 Decoy Auction

by Guyette & Deeter

Platinum House

340 lots with images

July 31, 2005

24718 Beverly Road

P.O. Box 1170

St. Michaels, MD, 21663 USA

Phone: 410 745 0485

Fax: 410 745 0487

Email: decoys@guyetteanddeeter.com

Rare hollow greenwing teal drake, in a sleeping pose, Charles

Lot 332: Rare hollow greenwing teal drake, in a sleeping pose, Charles "Shang" Wheeler, Stratford, Connecticut, early 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: This exceptional bird has a very colorful provenance. Wonderfully comb painted with exceptionally painted and delineated wing detail. Exhibits a slightly raised crest on the back of the head.

Condition Report: Outstanding dry original paint with one or two small areas of flaking to the primer coat; the surface shows a fine patinated finish; structurally excellent.

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Hollow carved black duck from Connecticut, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 333: Hollow carved black duck from Connecticut, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Shoe button eyes and square nail construction.

Condition Report: Good old paint with minor wear; combing on face; small dents.

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Hollow carved black duck, Ben Holmes, Stratford, Connecticut, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 334: Hollow carved black duck, Ben Holmes, Stratford, Connecticut, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Decoy is branded "B HOLMES" which is very rare, it is possibly from his personal hunting rig. Retains the teardrop style Holmes weight.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint by Shang Wheeler; small dents and shot marks.

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Pair of old squaw, Roswell Bliss, Stratford, Connecticut, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 335: Pair of old squaw, Roswell Bliss, Stratford, Connecticut, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Stamped "R E BLISS" on the underside.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Early hollow goldeneye drake, attributed to Ben Holmes, Stratford, Connecticut.

Lot 336: Early hollow goldeneye drake, attributed to Ben Holmes, Stratford, Connecticut.

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Description:

Condition Report: Old working repaint shows average wear; structurally excellent.

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