"Brown-Back" Shorebird Mark S. McNair (b. 1950) Craddockville, VA, c. 1980 14 1/2 in. long
A "Brown-Back" style carving with the maker's incised signature on the underside. This folky style of bird was found and documented by both Bill Mackey and Adele Earnest in the earliest days of decoy collecting. Original paint with minimal wear.
Provenance: The Barrie and Bernice Stavis Collection Private Collection, by descent in the family
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