USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Guyette & Deeter July 22 2019, preview to be accompanied by featured decoys from “The Surgeon & the Explorer – Naturalist” exhibit from the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon.
Some of the featured decoys from the new exhibit “The Surgeon & the Explorer-Naturalist: The Shorebird Decoys of Clarence Gardner & Newton Dexter” will be on display at the Guyette and Deeter preview reception on July 22.
Don’t miss this opportunity to view some of the best known Gardner Dexter decoys, including the famed dowitcher pair from the collection of Jane and Ron Gard, formerly of the James McCleery Collection.
Curator Gigi Hopkins and museum director Amy Montague will be available to discuss the museum exhibition and new research on the makers.
The extraordinary rig of Dr. Clarence T. Gardner and Simon Newton Dexter was made in the late 1800s at Sakonnet Point, Little Compton, Rhode Island. These are the only decoys known to have been made in that state. The birds from this single group, created for the makers’ own use, demonstrate a remarkable range, from stunning pristine sculpture to shot-over working decoys.
This display will coincide with the Guyette & Deeter Auction Preview Monday July 22nd from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Sheraton Harborside, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The full exhibition will be on view at the Museum of American Bird Art in Canton, Massachusetts from July 13 to September 29, 2019.
About Guyette & Deeter
Established in 1984, Guyette & Deeter, Inc. has held over 120 live auctions, realizing over $160 million in sales of decoys, paintings, and related sporting items. Our firm has handled the most important decoys and collections in North America and we have set nearly all of the world records in these categories: duck and shorebird decoys, fish decoys and plaques, duck calls and crow calls, decorative carvings, shotgun shell boxes, salesman sample canoes, and other related items. Visit : www.guyetteanddeeter.com