Cobb & Schmiedlin Decoys, Percival Leonard Rosseau Painting Lead Decoy and Sporting SaleApr 29, 2022 11:00 EDT
A setter can detect wild birds like quail, pheasant, and grouse from afar. The closer a setter gets to an animal, the quieter it becomes. This action signals hunters, making the setter one of the most favored breeds of dogs for hunting. An oil painting of two setters by Percival Leonard Rosseau will be available in session one of Guyette and Deeter’s upcoming two-day auction. Rosseau was born in Louisiana. After his other family members died in the American Civil War, Rosseau and his sister were rescued and raised in Kentucky. There, he learned how to shoot and fish at an early age, which might have influenced his paintings of sporting dogs, birds, and landscapes. Session one also has plenty of working wooden decoys by Pennsylvania-based artist Jim Schmiedlin. The available Schmiedlin-made wood duck has a turned head, carved extended crest, and raised, crossed wingtips. It is signed and dated 1982. Other notable pieces made by Schmiedlin are a pair of working bluewing teal dated 2000 and a hooded merganser dated 1984.
Session two of the auction starts with a swimming Canada goose by Nathan Cobb, Jr. The goose is hollow carved with an inlet neck seat and raised V wings. It also has a George Thompson collection ink stamp on its underside. Cobb Jr. teamed up with his father and brothers to make and market hunt decoys for sports on Cobb Island, off the shore of Virginia. Cobb’s family salvaged wrecks to create wood decoys. Cobb Jr. carved goose and brant necks from holly branches which made them nearly unbreakable. Session two also includes fine art, decorative art, and furniture. Visit Bidsquare to register to place a bid and browse other online auctions.
# of Lots:397
Price Range:$500 - $50,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Swimming Canada goose, Nathan Cobb, Jr., Cobb Island, Virginia|| Estimate: |
|Percival Leonard Rosseau (1859-1937), oil on canvas|| Estimate: |
|Decorative red knots, Shang Wheeler, Stratford, Connecticut.|| Estimate: |
|Working wood duck, Jim Schmiedlin, Bradfordwoods, Pennsylvania.|| Estimate: |
|Gun powder tin, Austin Powder Company, Cleveland, Ohio.|| Estimate: |