Swimming Canada Goose Harry V. Shourds (1861-1920) Tuckerton, NJ, c. 1890 27 in. long
The Shourds produced hollow ship-like decoys of the finest quality. This Harry V. Shourds goose is nearly identical in form to the famous goose formerly in the John H. Hillman Collection and more recently the Paul Tudor Jones II Collection.
Very few of these swimmers survived in any condition, making this elegant goose a true rarity. Mix of working paint with professional touch-up, including area around reset neck.
Provenance: Somers G. Headley Collection
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