Outstanding & Rare Early Antique Redhead Cast Iron Sinkbox Duck Decoy. POSSIBLY A LONG ISLAND DECOY. HEAVY Full Size/Solid Body - Weighs over 20 LBS. Every once in awhile you come across something that is so amazingly outstanding. Well, if you are into waterfowl history or gunning, this Rare Early Antique Cast Iron Sinkbox Redhead Duck Decoy is going to make you lose your mind.Late in the 19th Century to the early 20th Century, sink boxes were special boats that floated nearly level with the surface of the water. The hunter/market gunner would lie down inside of the boat with cast iron decoys all around the flat outside edges of the boat that would hold the boat level with the water. These Sinkbox Cast Iron Decoys also helped to lure ducks within shooting range. There are examples of these boats in many of the Decoy Museums such as the Chesapeake Maritime Museum in St.
Michaels, MD and the Havre de Grace, MD Decoy Museum. Sinkbox Boats were outlawed in the 1930s.
I attached a photo of a hunter or market gunner in his sinkbox boat lined with cast iron sinkbox decoys (canvasbacks) for your reference. This Amazing Cast Iron Redhead Duck Sinkbox Decoy dates from the Late 19th or Early 20th Century and was used exactly for the purpose as described above. It is in Excellent Condition with Original Paint which is mostly intact & has wonderful aged Patina. This cast iron decoy has very nice detail to the feathering and the mold seams are tight.
No cracks or chips to the cast iron. Most of the Cast Iron Sink Box Decoys are Canvasbacks. The Redhead Duck Sinkbox Decoy is probably the most Rare. Today many people love these Antique Cast Iron Sink Box Decoys as Doorstops.They go great with any collection of Vintage Decoys or Americana or to display by a Fireplace or the Mantle. It has been said that this is a Long Island (probably the South Shore) Sinkbox Decoy, but I know they were certainly used on the Chesapeake Bay as well. This is a Full Size Solid Body Cast Iron Sink Box Decoy which is heavy weighing over 20 pounds. It measures 13 3/4 inches in length, 5 inches in height and 5 1/4 inches in width. It is flat on the bottom. Please review the many photos to determine condition. Dont miss out on the opportunity to own this outstanding RARE and Early Cast Iron Redhead Duck Sink Box Decoy and add it to your collection. Guaranteed to be a 100% Original Antique Cast Iron Sinkbox Decoy. Your satisfaction is my guarantee. The item "Outstanding/Rare Antique Cast Iron Redhead Duck Sinkbox Decoy Full Size 20 Lbs" is in sale since Sunday, March 7, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys". The seller is "redfoxlady1" and is located in Milford, Delaware.
This item can be shipped to United States.