Extremely rare plover in fall plumage, Nathan Cobb, Jr., Cobb Island, Virginia, 3rd quarter 19th century. Shoe button eyes and raised "V" wingtip carving. 10.5" long. Serifed "N" is carved in the underside.
Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; hit by shot; bill was shortened a long time ago; very slight roughness at stick hole.