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2008 Decoys at Auction: Day II

by Guyette & Deeter

Platinum House

325 lots with images

November 13, 2008

Talbot County Community Center

Easton, MD, 21601 USA

Phone: 410.745.0485

Fax: 410.745.0487

Exceptional pair of preening widgeon Ward

Lot 421: Exceptional pair of preening widgeon Ward

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Description: Exceptional pair of preening widgeon, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed "LT WARD CRISFIELD MARYLAND SFD". Both are carved from one block of wood and so marked. Lifted wings with highly detailed feather carving and great paint detail. Included are two books signed "To June and Sandy from Lem Ward" with a poem written

Condition Report: Near mint original paint with good patina; very small rough spot on hen's wing tip.

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Standing bluewing teal drake Steve Ward

Lot 422: Standing bluewing teal drake Steve Ward

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Description: Standing bluewing teal drake, Steve Ward, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed. Slightly turned head. Detailed primary and secondary carving with carved tail.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Ruddy duck Ward Brothers Crisfield Maryland.

Lot 423: Ruddy duck Ward Brothers Crisfield Maryland.

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Description: Ruddy duck, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Concave underside with "lazy little ruddy Lem Ward 1967" written there. Slightly tuned head. Relief wing carving.

Condition Report: Near mint original paint; the tip of one tail feather is missing.

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Pintail hen and drake Ward Brothers Crisfield

Lot 424: Pintail hen and drake Ward Brothers Crisfield

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Description: Pintail hen and drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1960. Both have raised carved wings.

Condition Report: A few small paint scrapes missing, otherwise very good and original.

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Very rare pair of standing half size mallards

Lot 425: Very rare pair of standing half size mallards

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Description: Very rare pair of standing half size mallards, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Both are signed and dated 1947. Balsa bodies with applied cedar wings, head and feet.

Condition Report: Small chip missing from underside of drake's bill, otherwise very good and original.

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