Saturday, March 18 th , We had emptied the collection below from a northern New Brunswick Estate on the weekend. Keep in mind there is also another Estate we will be emptying out this week which we will not have time to add to the website, so come expecting to find 75 — lots of treasures unpictured. Absentee Bids — Phone Bids - Questions. If you have any questions on any of the items or would like to leave a bid on any items, please call Jared at or email 00steeves hotmail. B Handcarved Duck Decoy.
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Antique Decoy and American Sporting Art Highlights
There are a number of things to consider when choosing your pattern, colors and wood for carving and painting a wooden duck decoy. The purpose of the decoy is to fool a certain species of duck, whichever species you are interested in hunting, to land near your blind. Ducks recognize and are attracted to their own species through color recognition. The way your decoy floats and sits in the water is also important. Head position also factors in; ducks are more likely to land if they perceive a relaxed duck on the water, one that is sleeping, preening or feeding.
Decoys of Substance and Desire
One could argue that, after the human body, the most frequently sculpted form has been the duck, especially during the last two centuries. To this day, if one enters a craft shop or a china store, one can be almost certain to find on display examples of wildfowl in wood, porcelain and other mediums. Ducks are by nature curious and of an exceptionally gregarious nature. Because they tend to gather in flocks, their predictable behaviour renders them an easy prey for the hunter to lure into range. We know from wall paintings that the ancient Egyptians exploited these ingrained tendencies by using live ducks as decoys.
Official prices realized list will be available online approximately two weeks after the auction. Free appraisals are available with no obligation to consign and all correspondences are strictly confidential. Under no circumstances will we be responsible for damage to glass, frames, or fragile decoratives, regardless of the cause. Julia, Fairfield, Maine. Plexiglass cases are not included with shotgun shell boxes.