Small Sandpiper Capt. Joel W. Barkalow (est. 1853-1931) Forked River, NJ, c. 1890 6 1/2 in. long
A plump little shorebird with a notably long bill. Original paint with wear, gunning touch-up to white.
Provenance: Lloyd Johnson Collection Mort Hanson Collection K. Barry and Janet Sharpless Collection, acquired from the above, 1970.
Literature: William J. Mackey, Jr., "American Bird Decoys," New York, NY, 1965, p. 120, pl. 102, rigmates illustrated.
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