Lot 1012
Ivey Stevens, Ruddy Duck
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Back Bay, Virginia, 1876-1947; This exact decoy is published on page 45 in Gunnin' Birds by Kroghie Andresen.

Length 10 in.

From the Personal Collection of Mr. Kroghie Andresen, Charlotte, North Carolina

This decoy was purchased by Bill Mackay from Donald Mayo in the early 1960`s. Bud Coppedge was a witness to this transaction. Hal Sorenson purchased it from Bill Mackay in 1965. Kroghie Andresen purchased it in 1988.

Extremely Rare ruddy duck by one of the finest Back Bay decoy makers. Ivey Stevens grew up near the small community of Creeds and worked for John Williams on Cedar Island, being heavily influenced by him.

Overpainted; old bill repair by Donald Mayo.