Green-Winged Teal Hen The Ward Brothers Lemuel T. (1896-1983) and Stephen (1895-1976) Crisfield, MD, c. 1936 12 1/4 in. long A very rare classic 1936 Ward teal with an alert turned head. This cedar decoy was never rigged or used. Excellent original paint with minor wear, restoration to the bill and tail tip.
Provenance: John Hudson Moore Collection Private Collection, by descent from the above Private Collection
Literature: Ronald J. Gard and Brian J. McGrath, "The Ward Brothers' Decoys: A Collector's Guide," Plano, TX, 1989, pp. 97 and 98, related decoys illustrated.
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