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Golden Plover Pair Decoy, Capt. William J. Wyer (1822-1913)

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Golden Plover Pair Decoy, Capt. William J. Wyer (1822-1913)
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Golden Plover Pair
Capt. William J. Wyer (1822-1913)
Nantucket, MA, c. 1870
11 in. long

Capt. William J. Wyer is listed as a mariner in the 1855 U.S. Federal Census, though today he is remembered for his Nantucket golden plover decoy rig. Capt. Wyer is one of the few known makers from this important island celebrated for its legendary history of shorebird hunting. These two have split-tail carving and rich breeding plumage. One is in an exceedingly rare running pose.
Original paint with light gunning wear. One has a hairline crack along the bill.

Provenance: William C. McMaster M.D. Collection
Condition
Please email condition report requests to colin@copleyart.com. Any condition statement given is a courtesy to customers, Copley will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition.
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Golden Plover Pair Decoy, Capt. William J. Wyer (1822-1913)

Estimate $5,000 - $8,000
Jul 14, 2022
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Starting Price $2,500
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0170: Golden Plover Pair Decoy, Capt. William J. Wyer (1822-1913)
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Est. $5,000 - $8,000Starting Price $2,500
The Sporting Sale 2022, Day 1
Jul 14, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0170 Details
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Golden Plover Pair
Capt. William J. Wyer (1822-1913)
Nantucket, MA, c. 1870
11 in. long

Capt. William J. Wyer is listed as a mariner in the 1855 U.S. Federal Census, though today he is remembered for his Nantucket golden plover decoy rig. Capt. Wyer is one of the few known makers from this important island celebrated for its legendary history of shorebird hunting. These two have split-tail carving and rich breeding plumage. One is in an exceedingly rare running pose.
Original paint with light gunning wear. One has a hairline crack along the bill.

Provenance: William C. McMaster M.D. Collection
Condition
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Please email condition report requests to colin@copleyart.com. Any condition statement given is a courtesy to customers, Copley will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition.
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