Important hollow carved swimming Canada goose, Nathan Cobb, Jr., Cobb Island, Virginia, 3rd quarter 19th century. Large serifed "N" carved in underside. 29" long with shoe button eyes and raised "V" wingtip carving. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection. Griffith collection stamp on underside. Formerly in collection of William J. Mackey, Jr., Mackey collection stamp on underside. "American Decoys," Quinta Colio, p., 36 and 37, exact decoy pictured. "Southern Decoys," Henry Fleckenstein, Jr.
Original paint; minor wear; several cracks in neck base; thin crack under the bill; small amount of dents from dog's teeth at tip of bill.