Swimming Red-Breasted Merganser A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1952) East Harwich, MA, c. 1930 18 3/4 in. long
A deep-bodied bird with nice rasp carving to head and fully rounded breast. Incised bill with delicate carving to bill tip. The underside is marked with the hot oval brand. Original paint with minor gunning wear and touch-up to front corner of grey on left side and along edge of bill.
Provenance: Private Collection, Cape Cod
Literature: Shirley and John Delph, "New England Decoys," Exton, PA, 1990, p. 118, similar decoy illustrated.
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