William Heverin known as" Billy Snakes" Charlestown, Maryland. Canvasback Drake This fine Heverin decoy has painted eyes and is in old working repaint It is a fine example of Heverins work. No cracks in neck.
"Mr. Z Of The Three Jewels Of The Illinois River" Z carvers as described by Joe French in 1968 ,"as one of three Jewels Of The Illinois River from the 1890's." "Z" carvers are still unknown but the style is that of a thin hollow bird with great balance, symmetry, and very smooth lines, similar in that respect to the later work of Charles Perdew