A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1952)
East Harwich, MA c. 1910
A fine shorebird decoy in a forward reaching position. Stamped "HILLMAN collection" on the underside. Original paint with minimal gunning wear.
PROVENANCE: John Hillman Collection
Private Collection, Martha's Vineyard
LITERATURE: Robert Shaw, "Bird Decoys of North America," New York, NY, 2010, pp. 162-163, similar decoys illustrated.
Shirley and John Delph, New England Decoys, Exton, PA, 1990, p. 143, similar examples illustrated.
Guyette and Schmidt, North American Decoys at Auction, April 25 & 26, 1996, West Farmington, ME, 1996, lot 163, exact decoy illustrated.
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