Published: July 26, 2011
Far from dull and boring, Copley Fine Art Auctions added to its list of record prices for decoys and sporting art at its July 21′2 sale.
The first record was for a decorative A. Elmer Crowell running curlew carved around 1912 that at $257,250 beat Copley’s own former world record of $189,000 for a decorative Crowell carving.
A miniature Jack curlew carved by Crowell achieved another world record when it sold for $12,650, while an Aiden Lassell Ripley oil on canvas scene of a pheasant hunt, “Springers and Pheasants,” was a record $97,750.
A full report of the sale will appear in a future edition.
5 Church Hill Road / Newtown, CT 06470
Mon - Fri / 8:00 am - 5:01 pm