Lou was born and raised in Pittsburg , Kansas and later maintained a home on Chincoteague. Lou passed away last year at age 97. This was his carving of a Bar-tailed Godwit shorebird with super carved wings & tail feather details (look closely at the individually carved feathers). Just look at the terrific head and bill carving with super nice painting throughout = incredible form! This Bar-tailed Godwit is 12" long from tail to bill , stands about 19" high with it's custom wooden stand signed "REINERI" and from wingtip to wingtip is almost 15!
The bottom of the stand is branded "Reineri" and dated 1996. It is the best carving in the entire collection! Nice piece to add to any collection of decoys or shorebirds especially for Eastern Shore collectors! See my other auctions for more sporting collectibles.
The item "Flying Bar-tailed Godwit shorebird decoy by Lou Reineri Chincoteague, Virginia" is in sale since Thursday, December 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys". The seller is "djdecoys" and is located in Walden, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.