Very nice, original and hard to find very early scalloped breast Mallard Drake that pre-dates the formal Mason Decoy Factory. Hand made by William Mason himself in his small shed behind his Tuscola home.
Around this time William was making decoys in very limited production for his fellow members of the "Old Club", located on Harsen's Island on the St. Clair River Delta, and other local customers.As typical in early Masons, the head is slightly turned and when viewed straight on, there is a slight uneveness in the shape of the body from one side to another supporting a hand carved approach unlike the later lathe turned standard grade decoys. Head is firm and tight to the body despite the off-center appearance on these early Masons. Please submit all offers through our website aandmdecoysandfolkart.
Com, we can't negotiate here. The item "Mallard Drake Decoy William Mason Mason Decoy Factory c. 1885" is in sale since Sunday, December 15, 2019.
This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys". The seller is "decoysandfolkart" and is located in Nashua, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States.