This peep exhibits painted eyes, pronounced wing paint, and a delicate split tail. Important rigmates were collected by Donal C. O'Brien, Jr. and Robert Congdon on Nantucket, and at least one example resided in the collection of Dr. James M. McCleery. Original paint with light gunning wear and very small wing-tip chips.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts, acquired from Alan Haid
Literature: Sotheby's and Guyette & Schmidt, "American Waterfowl Decoys: The Distinguished Collection of Dr. James M. McCleery," New York, NY, 2000, lot 290, rigmate illustrated.
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