10-27-2013 10-27-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2680B Boston
October 27, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Goldeneye Hen Decoy

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2680B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 27, 2013 10:00AM


Goldeneye Hen Decoy, George Huey, Friendship, Maine, early 20th century, with incised eyes and bill, old possibly original surface, incised signature "G.R. Huey" and bird motif maker's mark, and with inset round weight on the bottom, losses, paint loss), ht. 6 1/4, wd. 5, lg. 15 1/4 in.

Provenance: Sold at Richard A. Bourne, The Rare Collection of George Ross Starr Jr., M.D., May 2-3, 1986, Lot 243.
Estimate $1,000-2,000

1/2 in. sliver of loss on one side of bill, 1/4 x 1/2 in. sliver of loss on upper neck, couple chips on tail tip, paint crazing and flaking with scattered paint loss over figure, couple abrasions on neck and body.

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George Huey, Friendship, bird motif maker, Maine, George Ross Starr, paint crazing