289 290 289. Spectacular bluebill hen by Nathan Rowley Horner (1882-1942) of West Creek, New Jersey. Horner’s early high head style. Hollow carved to a remarkable thinness and featuring perfect symmetry. Excellent original paint and condition. This is the exact decoy pictured in plate 220 on page 106 of “Classic New Jersey Decoys” by James Doherty. Ranks among the best known examples of Horner’s efforts. 6000-9000 290. Pair of Red Breasted Mergansers by Harry V. or Harry M. Shourds. In all original time darkened paint with very appealing wear. Tack eyes. Museum ID numbers are under the tail of the hen and under the weight on the drake. 5500-7500 90 1194263 text.indd 90 6/20/19 11:49 AM 1194263 text_090 Page 90 28-Jun-19 Cyan Magenta Yellow Black