guyette and deeter

Summer Sale reaches $5.38 million!

The largest grossing company auction,

second only to the McCleery auction held

jointly with Sotheby's!


Portsmouth New Hampshire – With nearly 150 collectors in attendance and over 1000 watching worldwide, the Summer 2023 Guyette and Deeter auction was an offering not to be missed.  With an appealing mix of waterfowl decoys, fine American art, quality American folk art, marine and sporting paintings, there were items for many interests.

The top lot and the highest price for a painting in the sale was an oil on canvas by Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) for $480,000.  Selling just a few lots later was a watercolor portrait of Charles Savage Homer Jr by Winslow Homer (1836-1910) for $360,000.

A great selection of quality American folk art was offered with the highest price of $144,000 achieved for a Henry Gudgell carved walking stick.  $72,000 was the high mark for a 'leaner' cigar store trade figure by Thomas Brooks (1828-1895).  

A very nice selection of quality decoys from the longtime collection of Russ and Karen Goldberger were offered with five lots from the collection bringing over $100,000.   A beaver tail style pintail by the Ward Brothers was $120,000, an early rigmate pair of mergansers by Elmer Crowell, a rare ruddy turnstone by John Dilley , and the only know feeding dowitcher by Obediah Verity all reached $108,000.  A plump, carved-wing, running plover by Elmer Crowell was the deal of the auction at $102,000.

20 items sold for over $50,000 and 107 brought $10,000 or more.

Josh Loewensteiner and Mary Tumbleson served as auctioneers.

Our next auction will be a Fine Sporting Arms sale September 11 and 12 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.  The next Decoy and Sporting Art auction will feature the Dave Fannon collection and will take place on November 11 & 12 at the Country School, Easton, Maryland.  Quality consignments are wanted for this auction and are being considered until Monday, September 4th.



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"Mother Resting Her Cheek on Her Daughter's Blond Head," Mary Cassatt, oil on canvas, 18" x 15"

"Charles Savage Homer, Jr," Winslow Homer, watercolor, 20.5" x 15"

Important walking stick, Henry Gudgell

Pintail drake, Ward Brothers

"Bleak Hills" George Bellows, oil on canvas, 16.5" x 24"

Feeding dowithcer, Obediah Verity

Running black bellied plover, Elmer Crowell

Cigar store trade sign, Thomas Brooks

"Eight Bells," etching, Winslow Homer, 19.5" x 25.5"

"Edge of the Woods," Charles Burchfield, watercolor, 11" x 17"

Turned head black bellied plover, Elmer Crowell

7' long model canoe, Chestnut Canoe Company
Auction record for a sample canoe

16" long bass fish decoy, Hans Janner

"Study for the Bath," Mary Cassatt, drypoint, 10.75" x 7.75"

Running curlew, Robert Andrews
World auction record for carver

Canada goose, George Warin

Black duck, Charles "Shang" Wheeler

Jesus Before Pilate plaque, Elijah Pierce

Red throated loon, Long Island, New York

Decorative flicker, Elmer Crowell

Whooping Crane, John James Audubon

Spread wing eagle, Joseph Romuald Bernier. 61" wingspan

Oversize merganser, Orlando Sylvester "Os" Bibber

Redhead, Lee Dudley

Fish decoy, a member of the Charbeneau family.

"Pipe, Tobacco, Books," John Frederick Peto, oil on canvas, 6" x 8.75"

Knot head canvasback, Ward Brothers

Bluewing teal, Mason Decoy Factory

Classic model bluebill, Nathan Rowley Horner

Fall of Man series, Edgar Tolson

Sanderling, Elmer Crowell

Bufflehead, Orel Leboeuf

Pintail, James Arlo Peters
World auction record for carver

Oil on canvas, Antonio Jacobsen, 13.5" x 21.25"

Full body copper steer weathervane, 39" long.

Pair of long tail ducks, Jim Schmiedlin

Oversize mallard, Bert Graves

Barber pole tobacconist trade sign

Canada goose, Mason Decoy Factory

Oil on canvas, James Renwick Brevoort, 13" x 23"

Pair of hooded mergansers, Arthur Tuell
World auction record for carver

Black duck, Elmer Crowell

Watercolor, Edmund Osthaus, 12" x 16"

Early trade sign from St. Louis, Missouri

"Croton on Hudson," John William Hill, watercolor, 11.5" x 16.5"

Loon, Cameron McIntyre

Carved and painted carousel horse, Gustav Dentzel

73" long wood shotgun trade sign

Large working gull, John Ramsay

Brown trout trophy fish, Hardy Brothers

Gadwall, Jett Brunet

"Below the Palisades," John William Hill, watercolor, 11" x 18.5"

Miniature great horned owl, Steve Weaver

Miniature hooded merganser, Elmer Crowell

Standing curlew, Frank Finney

Carved deer head with 10 point antlers

Six miniature gamebirds, James Ahearn

Folk carving of a revolutionary war soldier

Pair of red breasted mergansers, Elmer Crowell

Ruddy turnstone, John Dilley

Preening white-winged scoter, Gus Wilson

Canada goose, Ward Brothers

Bluebill, Ward Brothers

Rigmate pair of canvasbacks, Ivar Fernlund

Long-tailed duck, Joseph Lincoln

Pair of black ducks, Gus Wilson

Pintail drake, Charles Walker

Flying Canada goose weathervane, Elmer Crowell

Rigmate pair of American mergansers, Mason Decoy Factory

Bass fish decoy, Hans Janner

Canada goose, Dodge Decoy Factory

Pair of hooded mergansers, Al Weis
World auction record for carver

Decorative whimbrel, Elmer Crowell

Bluegill fish decoy, Hans Janner

Early heron decoy

Cigar store Indian trade sign, possibly Robb or Brooks

Golden plover, Elmer Crowell

Oil on canvas, James Bard

Dowitcher, Theodore Rogers rig

Decorative feeding kingfisher, Elmer Crowell

Cigar store trade sign, an East Coast maker

Red breaster merganser, George Huey

Atlantic salmon trophy fish, Hardy Brothers

Decorative bluejay, Elmer Crowell

Atlantic salmon trophy fish

Pair of half size mallards, Bert Graves

Rigmate pair of goldeneye, Sam Hutchins

Half size, wingup tern, Elmer Crowell

"Party of Thieves," Frank Finney

Three full size, flying woodducks, Josh Brewer

Racing jorse and jockey weathervane

"Comical Bust," cigar store trade sign, Samuel Robb

Oil on canvas used on 1924 cover of Hunting & Fishing Magazine

Harlequin duck, George May

"The Bahamas," Emile Albert Gruppe, oil on canvas, 19.5" x 23.5"

Sucker fish decoy, Charles Kellman

Rigmate pair mallards, Robert Elliston

Small red knot, Charles Clark

Group of six carved and painted animals, Fred Alten

Pair of Labrador ducks, William Gibian

Preening bluebill, Jim Schmiedlin

"Esopus Near Shokan," John William Hill, watercolor, 9.75" x 13.75"

Fish decoy, Charles Kellman

Pair of full size carved wooden whitetail fawns

Dowitcher from Accomack, Virginia

Greenwing teal, Richard Wilcoxen
World auction record for carver

Miniature preening godwith, Steve Weaver

High head canvasback, Billy Ellis
World auction record for carver

Miniature kingfisher, Steve Weaver

Preening ruddy duck, Jett Brunet

Oil on paper board, William Mathew Prior, 13.5" x 9.5"

Standing black duck, Grayson Chesser