Assembled Group of Five Carved Crow Decoys, one attributed to Charles Perdew, Illinois, c. 1930s-50s, all painted black, approx. lg. 16 in. Provenance: Raymond Saroff/Howard Rose collection, Aarne Anton/American Primitive Gallery. Literature: One of these birds is pictured in Roger Ricci and Frank Maresca's AMERICAN PRIMITIVE: DISCOVERIES IN FOLK SCULPTURE, (New York, 1988), p. 158, fig. 221. Exhibitions: "The Fine Art of American Folk," The Edith C. Blum Institute, Bard College, 1990.