Bufflehead Hen Harry V. Shourds (1861-1920) Tuckerton, NJ, c. 1890 11 3/4 in. long
This early decoy exhibits the graceful, ship-like traits that New Jersey decoy and folk art collectors covet. Original and working repaint with gunning wear to wood. Age lines in bill and neck and small chip to tail.
Provenance: Richard and Lynn Gove Collection
Literature: Henry A. Fleckenstein, Jr., "New Jersey Decoys," Exton, PA, 1983, p. 38, color plate XIV, related example illustrated.
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