Black-Bellied Plover Andrew "Grubie" Verity (1881-1976) Seaford, Long Island, NY, c. 1910 10 1/2 in. long
A classic Long Island shorebird design with an arching head and raised wings, this boldly carved decoy displays "Grubie's" best form. Mix of original and working paint with areas of touch-up, and a replaced bill.
Literature: Timothy Sieger, "The Decoys of Long Island," Water Mills, NY, 2010, p. 44, related example illustrated.
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