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Tag: A. Elmer Crowell

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    Over-the-Shoulder Plover and More from Copley Fine Art Auctions

    One of the decoys featured on the cover of the book New England Decoys by John and Shirley Delph is a plover in an unusual pose. The bird’s head is twisted, as if it is looking to the rear. Carver A. Elmer Crowell made the piece. The design is considered…

    Outstanding Ruffed Grouse, Lemuel T. Ward (1896-1984)
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    Several Works from A. Elmer Crowell Lead Copley’s Upcoming Auction

    A. Elmer Crowell’s decoy depicting a preening curlew is one of the highlighted lots in the upcoming Winter Sale 2021, presented by Copley Fine Art Auctions. The 1941 sculpture depicts a curlew bird with its head arched back to groom its feathers. A 20th-century decoy carver, A. Elmer Crowell was…

    The du Pont Preening Curlew, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1952)
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    Copley’s $3.4 Million Winter Sale Is One For The Record Books

    CHARLESTON, SC - Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC, the nation’s premier decoy and sporting art auction house set a company record for one of their Winter Sales realizing $3.4 million in total sales. The February 15th auction was held in conjunction with the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) at the Charleston Marriott…

    Lot 4, The Mackey Birch Swan Decoy, Charles Birch, Willis Wharf, VA,
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    The Sporting Sale 2019

    Copley Fine Art Auctions will host their annual Sporting Sale, a treasure trove of wildfowling depictions and memorabilia.  Harkening back to a golden era of waterfowl hunting, the auction features oil paintings and sculptures that are astounding in their realism.   Depicting crisp autumnal days and snow-covered woods, the fine art…