Very rare canvasback drake, Noah Sterling, Crisfield, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century. 16" long. Very wide body style, 8.25" wide. Inscription on underside reads, "Made by Noah D. Sterling Crisfield, Maryland. Painted by Lem Ward, 1920 vintage."
Original paint with minor wear on one side, moderate wear on other; crack in back; two thin cracks in one side; thin vertical crack in one side of neck seat.