Carved Miniature Redbreasted Merganser Drake
A. Elmer Crowell, E. Harwich, MA, Ca. 1915-20

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Early example with a faint round ink stamp in strong original paint. A small bill chip was missing, the bill was sanded smooth underneath, and then in-painted on the bottom only to match.

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ITEM # 18441