Made to distract, decoy ducks are placed in hunting areas to attract real birds. Carved wooden decoys are more difficult to find as plastic versions have become more popular. The upcoming Winter Sale 2021, presented by Copley, will offer a selection of carved Dudley decoys. Dudley decoys have compact bodies with sculpted lines that flow from beak to tail. The decoys were made by twin brothers Lee and Lem Dudley. These carved decoys also feature in books like Joel Barber’s Wild Fowl Decoys and William J. Mackey’s American Bird Decoys.
Another featured lot is a painting by Frank Benson. From his youth, the artist aspired to be an ornithological illustrator. Upon returning from Paris to his home in Massachusetts, he began painting portraits and birds. The available Redheads in Flight shows a flock of birds flying in formation over a marsh. Other notable lots include fine art by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, Edmund H. Osthaus, and Ogden M. Pleissner. Visit Bidsquare for the full listings and to place a bid.
# of Lots:292
Price Range:$10,000- $450,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Frank W. Benson (1862-1951) Redheads in Flight|| Estimate: |
|Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (1819-1905) Setters on Quail|| Estimate: |
|Bluebill Decoy, Lee Dudley (1860-1942)|| Estimate: |
|Hollow Mallard Pair, Charles Walker (1873-1954)|| Estimate: |
|Four Canada Geese, Joseph W. Lincoln (1859-1938)|| Estimate: |
- Fine Art
- Sporting Decoys, Fishing & Hunting Collectibles
- Frank Benson
- Joel Barber
- Lee and Lem Dudley
- Shelburne Museum
- William J. Mackey
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