Hooded Merganser Drake



Maker Unknown, New England

Last Quarter 19th Century

Carved and painted pine, natural feet, shells in original surface

Ht. 10 ¼”, L. 12 ½”

Provenance: Collection of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little; Dittmar Collection, Colts Neck, NJ

Literature: Bishop, American Folk Sculpture, p. 183, fig. 339; Little, Little by Little, p. 174, fig. 226; Sotheby’s, New York, January 1994, “Important Americana: The Bertram K. Little and Nina Fletcher Little Collection, Part I,” lot 427.