Lot 1017
Bob Fentress, Bluebill Drake
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Bob Fentress (1893-1951), Back Bay, Virginia. Bob was a farmer and market hunter who worked out of Redhead Bay and North Bay. This stylish bluebill was made from a cypress knee as most of his decoys were. It is an excellent example of his work. This exact decoy is pictured on page 21 of Gunnin' Birds by Kroghie Andresen.

Length 13-1/4 in.

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

Former Ron Davis Collection.

Old overpaint; tight age split in top of the head.