Published: August 1, 2016
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Gary Guyette and Jon Deeter sold over 550 lots of decoys and accessories July 26–27, along with fine sporting art by the likes of Andrew Wyeth, Frederic Remington, Arthur B. Frost and Aiden Lassell Ripley.
The sale grossed nearly $3,000,000 with a golden plover decoy made by John Dilley, Quogue, Long Island, in the last quarter of the Nineteenth Century, leading the way. It brought $103,500. A preening black duck by Albert Laing, who worked in Connecticut and New York, finished not far behind, realizing $97,750.
A bronze sculpture of a big horn sheep by Carl Rungius led the sporting art segment of the sale, bringing $100,625. “Loon Toller,” a watercolor by Andrew Wyeth, realized $94,875 and other watercolors did well. The sale included Nantucket baskets, weathervanes, folk art walking sticks, ammunition boxes, duck calls and more.
A complete report on the sale will follow in an upcoming edition.
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