Early Long Island Shorebird Decoy, ca 1880. Early gray/white repaint indicates use to attract “feather birds” for the millinery market. Every fashionable lady needed feathers for her hat! Other than the paint, all original. 11″ long. Price $375 + S&H.
Carved and painted Retablo of the courageous French missionary and martyr Father Isaac Jogues (1607-1646), “Apostle to the Mohawk Indians.”
Alcario Otero, 2012.
Saint Jogues (canonized 1930) is an unusual subject for any New Mexican Hispanic artist working in the traditional Spanish colonial style of New Mexico. Yet his story is so compelling that it lends itself perfectly to the New Mexican expression of master santero Alcario Otero. 26 1/2″ x 15 3/4″ x 2 1/4