Plump Red Knot
Dave "Umbrella" Watson (1851-1938)
Chincoteague, VA, c. 1890
9 1/2 in. long
A rare robin snipe with V-cut wing tips. By this legendary Virginia maker who created birds with clean and elegant lines.
This decoy closely resembles the work of Dave "Umbrella" Watson (1851-1938) and may in fact be a rare red knot by this maker. Original paint with heavy gunning wear, age lines, and a knot hole in tail.
Provenance: Grant Nelson Collection
Literature: Jeff Wangrow, American Wildfowl Decoys, New York, NY, 1985, pp. 20 -21, related example. Henry A. Fleckenstein, Jr. Southern Decoys of Virginia and the Carolinas, Exton, PA, plates 117, 118, p. 85 related examples.
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