Lot 2119
Sam Smith (NY), Published Swan Island Club Brant
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Amityville, New York, before 1900, carved and pained wood, branded H.F. Jones twice, published on page 55 of Swan Island Club 1872 - A History - 2014 Currituck North Carolina by C. John Sullivan, Jr. and page 111 of Gunnin' Birds by Kroghie Andresen.

Length 16 in.

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

Former collection of Jim Trimble.

Some of the Swan Island Club decoys probably landed in North Carolina in 1872 when a group of sportsmen sailing from New York were beached in the Currituck Sound. These northern sportsmen were aboard the sailing yacht Anonyona which went aground near Crow Island. The Swan Island Club was soon built and became a famous hunting club for wealthy New Yorkers.

Old gunning paint, age checks in the body and head, old filler used to fill rigging hole at breast.