Date: 6/6/19 5:17 pm
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Better idea than Woodcock?
Hi Jim, As there's nothing "literal" here anyway, it wouldn't surprise me
if this were just a stylized rendering of a woodcock—in suitable habitat,
no less. Research into these things by auction houses is generally pretty
thorough. Good luck!
Dave Gibson
https://birdpartner.com/



On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 8:01 PM JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:

> The attached shows a American stoneware crock to be featured in an
> upcoming auction in Sparks, MD [https://www.crockerfarm.com/].
>
> The Zipps are generally outstanding in their research of pcs, but have
> slipped up a bit here as the bill is not nearly long enough for an Am.
> Woodcock.
>
> I thought it might be fun to get more likely IDs for the bird shown.
> Obviously, the artist had a limited color palette and strayed from a
> literal depiction of plumage ornamentation. Still he must have had a
> specific bird in mind.
>
> There is a definite shorebird shown on another crock...on the link
> above follow the Website News:6/6/19 plus one additional link to pull
> up the latest featured items.
>
> Jim Speicher
> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
> [FR] Frederick County MD
> M.O.S. member, Washington [WA] Co Chapter
>
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