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Lot 394: Extremely rare bufflehead drake, Nathan Cobb, Jr., Cobb Island, Virginia, last quarter 19th century.Platinum House
November 7, 2013
Easton, MD, USALive Auction
Description: Extremely rare bufflehead drake, Nathan Cobb, Jr., Cobb Island, Virginia, last quarter 19th century. Small serifed "N" carved in the underside. Well carved inlet head with glass eyes and raised "V" wing tip carving.
Condition Report: Original paint with moderate wear on much of the decoy; second was of paint on white areas that has worn to bare wood and original paint in some areas; defect in wood in underside from when decoy was made; small crack in one side and top of tail.
Provenance: Jeffers collection.
Literature: Southern Decoys, Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 196