Important curlew, Luther Lee Nottingham, Cobbs Station, Virginia. Two piece construction with slightly turned head and relief wing carving. "LLN" is carved under the tail. McCleery stand included. 14.25" long. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection. Griffith collection stamp on underside. Formerly in collection of Jim McCleery, McCleery stamp on underside. Formerly in the collection of William J. Mackey, Jr. "American Bird Decoys," William J. Mackey, Jr., p. 39, exact decoy pictured. "Call to the Sky," Robert Shaw, p. 83, exact decoy pictured. Guyette & Schmidt/Sotheby's auction catalog, January 2000, lot 34, exact decoy pictured. "Southern Decoys," Henry Fle
Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; worn area and hairline surface crack on underside near stick hole.