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Lot 59: One of a kind hooded merganser drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, circa 1930s.Platinum House
November 6, 2013
Easton, MD, USALive Auction
Description: One of a kind hooded merganser drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, circa 1930s. "LT Ward and Bro" stamp is on the underside with painted inscription "Male hooded merganser or snowl." Slightly turned head with carved wooden crest. Rigmate to lot 27 in our July 2013 auction.
Condition Report: Original paint with very good patina and minor wear; worn area on top of crest; several chips missing from jesso where head joins body; chips missing from edges of tail; crack in underside.
Literature: "Ward Brothers Decoys," Ron Gard and Brian McGrath.