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Lot 241: Outstanding pair of mallards, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Fall Auction - Session One

Platinum House

by Guyette & Deeter

November 6, 2013

Easton, MD, USA

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  • Outstanding pair of mallards, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.
  • Outstanding pair of mallards, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.
  • Outstanding pair of mallards, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.
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Description: Outstanding pair of mallards, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Both have slightly turned heads, are signed and dated 1932. Slightly oversized.

Condition Report: Exceptionally fine paint with good patina and very slight wear; each has a crack in the underside; paint shrinkage on hen's breast and front of head right above bill.

Notes: Decoy

Provenance: One pair of half a dozen that were given as gifts by former Maryland Governor Tawes, 1894-1979.

Literature: "The Ward Brothers Decoys, A Collector's Guide," Ron Gard and Brian McGrath, p. 82.

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