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Lot #419
DepartmentDecoys
Sold For$17,000.00(hammer price)
 $20,400.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedOctober 10, 2018

Description

NICOLE VIDACOVITCH, SR. SWIMMING RING-NECKED OR RING-BILL DRAKE Sunrise, Louisiana, 1853-1945
Circa 1890. A rare specie by one of Louisiana's most revered decoy makers. Original surface in outstanding condition, with minor age imperfections protected with a think coat of sealer. Tack eyes. Carved wings. Chip on left side of tail. Once mounted as a lamp and drilled with holes for electrical wiring. Length 13.75.
Similar examples of the same style and period are illustrated in Louisiana Lures and Legends by Brian Cheramie, p. 228 and 279."

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