Gavels 'n' Paddles: A. Elmer Crowell plover decoy, $156,000, Copley Fine Art Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: A. Elmer Crowell plover decoy, $156,000, Copley Fine Art Auctions

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by Ken Hall
A turned-head plover decoy by the renowned carver A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), sold for $156,000 at a Winter Sale held February 16th by Copley Fine Art Auctions, at the American Theater in Charleston, S.C., during the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition weeklong event. Also, a running yellowlegs by Crowell fetched $72,000; a Canada goose by Capt. Charles C. Osgood (1820-1866) went for $72,000; and a standing black duck by Ira D. Hudson (1873-1949) gaveled for $96,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: A. Elmer Crowell plover decoy, $156,000, Copley Fine Art Auctions