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Elmer Crowell (1852 - 1951)

Lot 349: An Exceptional Canvasback Hen

Christie's

January 17, 2008
New York, NY, US

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Description

An Exceptional Canvasback Hen
Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, Last Quarter 19th Century
Exceptional carved and crossed primary and secondary wing detail with fluted tail, high head style and slightly turned head, bears McCleery stamp on underside.
Excellent and original with good patina
15 in. long
McCleery Collection stamp on the underside

Artist or Maker

ELMER CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MASSACHUSETTS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

Provenance

Robert Cleaves
Dr. James M. McCleery
Guyette and Schmidt, Inc. -Sotheby's Decoy Auction Catalogue, January 200, lot 349

Notes

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION


This exceptional Crowell carving is one of his earlier works and was made before he instituted the first of two brands which he would later use to mark his decoys.

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