1920s RARE OSCAR PETERSON GREEN WING TEAL DUCK DECOY ORIGINAL. Green Wing Teals are rare because this species leaves northern Michigan right after Labor Day, 3 weeks before regular duck season. Oscar Peterson is best known for his fishing lures which are often imitated. His number of duck decoys were more limited.This tack eye beauty has some paint rubs, minor crack in back with minor flaking, some missing neck filler and an added splotch of blue paint on flat bottom area. Please refer to the 12 pictures for condition. 12 inch long , 4.75 inch tall and 15 ounces in weight.
"Pelee" Peterson (18871951) was an American carver of fish decoys. Oscar "Pelee" Peterson is among the best known and most widely imitated fish carvers.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum website. His works are the subject of the book - Michigan's Master Carver: Oscar W. Fritz and can be found in the American Art Museum of the Smithsonian, the Brooklyn Museum and have also been seen in the following exhibits. Hooked On Carving: Oscar W.Peterson - Michigan State University Museum, 10/24/1982 - 4/10/1983. Fishing for Art, an Exhibition of the Implements and Art of Angling American Museum of Fly Fishing at the Addison Gallery of American Art, 3/17/1984 - 4/15/1984. An Exhibition of the Art & Artifacts of Angling - Leelanau Historical Museum 6/11/1989-1/29/1990. Beneath the Ice: The Art of the Fish Decoy, Museum of American Folk Art 2/15/1990- 4/17/1990. Oscar Peterson was extremely prolific, creating more than 15,000 works of art. (including fish decoys, duck decoys, plaques, and other decorative items). Estimates are that around 1,500 to 2,000 of his art form are still in existence. Oscar Peterson pieces show up in many places, one even appeared on the TV Show- Antiques Roadshow from Grand Rapids. The item "1920s Vtg RARE OSCAR PETERSON GREEN WING TEAL DUCK DECOY OP Smithsonian Artist" is in sale since Friday, February 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Decoys". The seller is "rayv53" and is located in Smithton, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Uruguay.