Turned-Head Black Duck Charles Hart (1862-1960) Gloucester, MA, c. 1900 16 1/4 in. long
An early hollow decoy from Hart's own gunning rig. It displays a dramatically turned head, carved bill detail, six-piece laminated construction, and the maker's "C. H. HART" brand on the bottom. Original paint with even gunning wear, touch-up to head, and restoration to a small tail chip.
Provenance: Charles H. Hart Rig Peter Brams Collection Private Collection, Pennsylvania Donald M. Greenwood Collection
Literature: George Ross Starr, Jr., M. D., "Decoys of the Atlantic Flyway," New York, NY, 1974, p. 178, fig. 88, related decoys illustrated.
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