Description : An early carved and painted working Black Duck Decoy, 16L, probably Mason (Detroit, MI), Standard or Challenge Grade? Solid cedar body with pine head and glass eyes; appears to be the original painted surface with tremendous Folk Art appeal. The photos are probably the best description. Condition : Moderate wear throughout including dings, scuffs, shot marks, soiling, etc. Consistent with age, use and exposure to the elements.
It has not been cleaned. Neck filler is missing; the head is very secure, however. The are old but look like replacements with putty visible on the perimeter; the right eye is cracked. Linear checks on the body (left side) and base, as shown.
Theres a mostly-rectangular lead weight attached to the underside. See photos for complete details and close-ups. Please consider them as part of the description.Measures approximately 16L x 5W x 6-1/2H overall. Good Luck, thanks for watching, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily. The item "Antique Working Decoy 16L Mason Factory Black Duck, Original Paint, c. 1920" is in sale since Thursday, October 29, 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.