Black-Bellied Plover Nantucket, MA, c. 1870 11 1/4 in. long
A painted-eye decoy hollowed from the bottom, possibly to be a "wind bird." This decoy has an original wooden breast insert, split wing and tail carving, a stringing hole, and French collection indicators. Appears to be original paint with gunning wear.
Provenance: Joseph B. French Collection Ronald S. Swanson Collection
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