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  • Description
    “High Head” Swan Decoy
    Earle W. Orem (1877-1964), Dorchester County, Maryland
    c. 1900-1920
    A rare, elegant, and iconic confidence decoy.

    Provenance: Orem Family; Robert Richardson, Cambridge, MD; Michael and Julie Hall, 1974-2005; Tim Hill; Private New York Collection

    Exhibition: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, “The Decoy as Folk Sculpture,” 27 January – 22 February 1987 (illustrated in catalogue).

    Literature: Richardson, Chesapeake Bay Decoys: The Men Who Made and Used Them (1973), p. 5 (illus.); Ricco & Maresca, American Primitive: Discoveries in Folk Sculpture (1988), p. 154, fig. 213.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Ample Provenance
    Origin: United States, Maryland
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: Carved wood with working paint
    Creation Date: c. 1900-1920
    Styles / Movements: Folk Art, Americana, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 567753
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