Gull Charles Lloyd Great Peconic Bay, Long Island, NY, c. 1910 17 1/2 in. long
This decoy descended through the Hawthorne family, members of which were friends with the gunner and maker Charles Lloyd. As a true working confidence decoy, it represents a rarity for not only the region, but also the field of North American decoys as a whole.
The hollow decoy features a slightly turned head, split-tail carving, and unusual crossed-and-raised wings. In working repaint with even gunning wear, touch-up to age line on right side, and replaced wing tips.
Provenance: Descended through the Hawthorne Family, acquired from the maker Davison B. Hawthorne Collection
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