Yellowlegs Thomas Gelston (1850-1924) Quogue, Long Island, NY, c. 1890 11 1/4 in. long
A cork-bodied shorebird decoy with a Mackey Collection stamp on the underside. Original paint with some touch-up.
Provenance: William J. Mackey, Jr. Collection K. Barry and Janet Sharpless Collection, acquired from the auction of the above, 1974
Literature: Quintina Colio, "American Decoys," Ephrata, PA, 1972, p. 52, exact decoy illustrated. Richard A. Bourne Co., Inc., "Very Rare and Important American Bird Decoys from the Collection of the late William J. Mackey, Jr. of Bedford, New Jersey," Hyannis, MA, Session VII, Tuesday, August 20, 1974, lot 84, exact decoy listed.
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