Lot 2038
Important Howard Gaskill (NC, 1896-1926), Published Hen Sleeping Bluebill
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Stacy, North Carolina, circa 1915, carved and painted wood, iron rod ballast, published on page 132 on Mitchell Fulcher Master Carver by Krogie Andresen and Jack Dudley.

Length 12 in.

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

Purchased from Roy Willis September 16, 2007.
From the hunting rig of Calvin Gaskill.

Howard Gaskill was born and raised in Stacy, North Carolina on the inland side of Core Sound. Like so many before him, Howard became a waterman and made a living catching fish, crabbing, trapping, hunting, and doing odd jobs in the community. His sister Suzie married decoy making icon, Mitchell Fulcher. Howard died at the early age of thirty and left his decoy stand to brother Calvin Gaskill (NC, 1893-1974). This root head decoy is possibly the only sleeper known. It is the epitome of fine folk art.

Original paint with light gunning wear, age check down the left side.