This Eskimo Curlew by an unknown carver from New England (last quarter of the 19th century) is an unusual species for a shorebird decoy. This wonderful example is in original paint, worn from actual use. It has incised wings, tack eyes, and its original bill which was forged by a blacksmith. It was formerly in the collection of Porter and Patti Hopkins.
For more information about this shorebird, contact Darrell Hagar (410-430-5826 or firstname.lastname@example.org).