Pintail Drake - Elmer Crowell
Diminutive decorative Pintail drake decoy by Elmer/Cleon Crowell c.1935. Roughly 3/4 in size to a life-size Pintail duck. Excellent original paint with great form exhibiting a slightly lifted and turned head. Premium glass eyes, carved bill, nostrils, and mandible with bold rasping on the head and chest. Rectangular stamp in underside of the carving.
Condition: Near mint with dried sap bleed through a knot on right side and slight paint tightness behind the speculum on the left side. Minor paint rub on tail tip.
Exact decoy Guyette & Schmidt 'Lot 218 - St.Michaels MD 2004'
Private collection acquired from above