307 307. Bluebill Hen by Ward Brothers. Presentation hollow carved bluebill hen by Ward Brothers (1896-1984) of Crisfield, MD. Head turned to the right. Carved wings with lightly raised wingtips. Carved primaries with notched and fluted tail feathers. Outstanding plumage texture on head with deeply set eyes. Nicely applied and blended original paint in excellent condition. Noted on bottom: “Made for – a special – friend – Chas Grobaker – collection – Lem Ward – 1968”. An outstanding carving. Provenance: Grobaker collection. 3500-5500 308. Pair of Ward Brothers Canvasback Decoys c1966. Very good original paint, tiny chews on both bills, areas of light crazing on the back of the hen. 3500-4500 308 97 1194263 text.indd 97 6/20/19 11:49 AM 1194263 text_097 Page 97 28-Jun-19 Cyan Magenta Yellow Black