James Holly (1855-1935) of Havre de Grace, MD, was the oldest son of John "Daddy" Holly, who is known as the father of the Harford County style of decoy. These decoys have no neck shelf and they usually have a pronounced uplift of the tail above the chine line.


This decoy was made around 1910 and is in old working repaint with gunning wear. There is a tight neck crack. The decoy also has a metal tag identifying an owner, probably a gunner from Pennsylvania.


If you have questions about this decoy, contact:


Darrell Hagar



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