Long-Billed Curlew Shorebird Decoy
William Matthews, Assawoman Island, VA, Ca. 1880-90

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Untouched original condition with carved eyes and "V" carved wings. Original bill. Original paint shows in-use wear. Tight shrinkage cracks on the right side.

Much like the example shown in plate 9 of Fleckenstein's "Southern Decoys" book.

13" long.

ITEM # 19434