Description : An antique carved and painted working Duck Decoy, Mallard Drake , 16.5L, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, c. Premier Grade Snake Head with original painted surface. Hollow cedar body with pine head and original glass eyes.Well delineated and correctly-incised bill; artistically painted. Every collection deserves at least one Mason Mallard. The photos are probably the best description. Condition : Honest gunning/field wear throughout including dings, scuffs, rubs, shot scars, soiling, etc. Consistent with age, use and exposure to the elements. It has not been cleaned. Some neck filler is missing; the head is sound and very secure. Some bird shot can be heard rattling on interior: Base with some old holes from a ballast/weight and rigging. This was a true working decoy, without excuses.
Nicely-swirled, hand painted details upon close inspection (see photos #9, #10). Displays brilliantly as-is; or a highly-appropriate candidate for professional restoration. A very nice opportunity for the advanced decoy collector. See photos for complete details and close-ups. Please consider them as part of the description.
Measures approximately 16-1/2L x 5-3/4W x 6-3/4H overall. Good Luck, thanks for watching, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily. The item "Antique Duck Decoy 16.5 Mason Premier Snake Head Mallard Drake, All Original" is in sale since Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys". The seller is "mgs1971" and is located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.