Miniature Bobwhite Quail George H. Boyd (1873-1941) Seabrook, NH, c. 1920 2 1/4 in. long
This miniature is the only Boyd bobwhite quail that we have come across. Boyd identified the species on the bottom as "Bob White."
The scarce nature of this species cannot be overstated, as it does not appear listed in Cullen's book on Boyd, or in the Philip S. Drake sale of Boyd miniature decoys. Original paint with light wear.
Literature: Jim Cullen, "Finely Carved and Nicely Painted: The Life, The Art, and Decoys of George Boyd," Rye, NH, 2009, p. 65. M.D. Straw, Jr. & Emory Sanders Auctioneers, "Important Auction Boyd Miniatures Decoys," Wentworth-by-the-Sea, NH, October 17, 1977, no bobwhite listed.
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