Canvasback Miniature Pair - Horace L. Crandall
Content pair of miniature Canvasback ducks carved by Horace (Hie) Lewis Crandall (1892-1969) c.1968.
Born and raised in Ashaway, Rhode Island, Crandall left for California in his mid-twenties, where he continued the tradition of King and Gibbs, carving decoys and miniatures. Finely carved bodies with glass eyes, carved bills, primaries and tail feathers. Hand-crafted metal feet and legs. Signed "H.L. Crandall" on the front of the driftwood base, and on a paper label on the bottom.
Literature: Michael R. Miller and Frederick W. Hanson, "Wildfowl Decoys of the Pacific Coast," Portland, OR, 1989, pp. 362-368. Identical pair on pg. 367 (fig. 9.144)
Condition: Mint original
7.75" across bottom of base