Thomas Gelston (1851-1924)
Quogue, Long Island, NY, c. 1890
12 1/2 in. long
An excellent, full-body Gelston plover with the maker's signature black glass eyes and raised primaries. Original paint with even gunning wear and some shrinkage common to Gelstons.
Provenance: Grant Nelson Collection
Literature: Timothy Sieger, "The Decoys of Long Island," Water Mills, NY, 2010, p. 28, related example illustrated.
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