Canvasback Miniature Pair - Horace L. Crandall

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