Swimming Merganser Lloyd Tyler (1898-1970) Crisfield, MD, c. 1935 16 3/4 in. long
An exceptional merganser displaying a dynamic three-tined crest, with a slightly turned head, and a long, thin paddle tail. Excellent original paint with light wear.
Literature: Richard A. Bourne, Inc., “Rare American Decoys and Bird Carvings,” Hyannis, MA, July 1986, lot 781, related example illustrated. Henry H. Stansbury, "Lloyd J. Tyler: Folk Artist, Decoy Maker," Burtonsville, MD, 1995, p. 21, related example illustrated, p. 86, later example illustrated.
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