Bufflehead Drake Harry V. Shourds (1861-1920) Tuckerton, NJ, c. 1890 11 3/4 in. long
A rare Shourds decoy out of the famed Hazelhurst Club rig. The underside is branded “HAZLEHURST," retains two Noyes Museum exhibition ink stamps, and is stamped "SGH" for the Headley Collection.
This fine decoy exhibits the graceful, ship-like traits that New Jersey decoy and folk art collectors look for and has been featured in no less than two museum exhibits. In a mix of original and repaint with wear.
Provenance: Somers Headley Collection Richard and Lynn Gove Collection
Literature: Henry A. Fleckenstein, Jr., "New Jersey Decoys," Exton, PA, 1983, p. 38, color plate XIV, rigmate illustrated.
Exhibited: Oceanville, New Jersey, The Noyes Museum of Art, 1985 and 1991.
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