Curlew Thomas Gelston (1850-1924) Quogue, Long Island, NY, c. 1890 15 in. long
From the famed New Jersey decoy collection of Lloyd Johnson, this grand carving has a commanding presence. Original paint with gunning wear, a replaced bill, restoration to right side of head, touch-up to neck crack, and a small patch in back.
Provenance: Lloyd Johnson Collection K. Barry and Janet Sharpless Collection, acquired from the family of the above, 1966
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