Outstanding Kingfisher with Yellow Perch by A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1952)
Winning Bid: $27,000
Outstanding Kingfisher with Yellow Perch by A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1952):
Outstanding Kingfisher with Yellow Perch
A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1952)
East Harwich, MA, 1941
7 1/2 in. long
A rare and exceptional female belted kingfisher mantel carving with its original and notably detailed yellow perch within its bill. The bowed head has a lively saw-tooth crest and the tail has incised feather detail.
The carving is signed, dated, and rectangular-stamped by the maker on the underside of the ornately carved and painted base.
Original paint with light wear. Original fish has some wear on side and has been reset within the open bill.
Provenance: Private Collection, Cape Cod
Literature: Stephen B. O’Brien Jr. and Chelsie W. Olney, “Elmer Crowell: Father of American Bird Carving,” Hingham, MA, 2019, p. 265, related example illustrated.
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