SAINT MICHAELS, Md. – Guyette & Deeter, Inc. is pleased to announce its next sporting art, and decoy auction, to be held November 10 and 11. The auction will feature prominent collections of important decoys and prodigious original artwork, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.
Highlights from the collections in this sale include an outstanding pair of hollow carved Canada geese by Mandt Homme of Stoughton, Wisconsin. From the gunning rig of Dr. Ansley Thomas Shearer, these are the only known Canada goose decoys by Homme and have passed down in the Shearer family. This will be the first time these geese are offered for sale.
Additionally, the auction features Virginia and North Carolina decoys by 19th century carvers Eli Doughty, Nathan Cobb Jr., Lee Dudley, Ira Hudson and Captain Robert Andrews from the longtime Southern collector Charlie Hunter III. Outstanding decoys by brothers Lem and Steve Ward of Crisfield, Maryland, to include a pinch-breast pintail drake, a 1936 style Canada goose in excellent original paint, and a pair of decorative gadwall, will also be available.
New England collectors will be pleased by a fabulous yellowlegs by Lothrop Holmes, a Canada goose by Charles Safford, sleeping black duck by Charles ‘Shang’ Wheeler, a pair of mergansers by Keyes Chadwick, and many carvings by the legendary Elmer Crowell will be offered.
Guyette & Deeter has seen strength in contemporary and decorative bird carvings during the last few years, and this sale will feature some of the best efforts by artists William Gibian of Onancock, Virginia; the late Jim Schmiedlin of Bradforwoods, Pennsylvania; and Ron Tepley of Racine, Wisconsin. Also being offered are works by Steve Weaver, Keith Mueller, Marty Hanson, Eddy Wozny, Mark McNair and Frank Finney.
A fine selection of sporting scenes by artists Frank Benson, Edmond Osthaus, Chet Reneson, Robert Abbett, Ogden Pleissner, Aiden Lassell Ripley, Alexander Pope, Francis Lee Jaques, Lynn Bogue Hunt, Howard Hill and Percival Rosseau will certainly attract spirited bidding.
Several Oscar Peterson plaques, folk carvings, and trade signs will be offered publicly for the first time as well, including one of the most famous plaques ever carved, a flip tail trout grabbing a fly, with excellent provenence.
An impressive grouping of carved trophy fish from the Gene and Linda Kangas collection, highlighted by three wonderful salmon by artist Thomas ‘Tommy’ Bradshaw are sure to bring in bids from far and wide.
Guyette & Deeter provides free and confidential decoy appraisals to anyone sending a decoy photo and stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Guyette & Deeter, P.O. Box 1170, St. Michaels, MD 21663 or emailing Gary, Jon or Zac. For additional information, contact: Gary Guyette at Gary@guyetteanddeeter.com or 410-745-0485. Jon Deeter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-610-1768. Zac Cote at email@example.com or 207-321-8091.
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