JOE FREITAS SIGNED WOODEN "MALLARD" DRAKE DUCK DECOY. VINTAGE HAND CARVED & PAINTED MALLARD DRAKE, JOE FREITAS, ARTIST - SIGNED. A beautiful representation of Joe Freitas' work.Very detailed and so realistic. The carving, and painting, attention to detail accentuates the feathered look of this masterful carving.
Kept in a smoke free environment. About The Artist - according to an article (in part) by Ken Barnes, of The Bakersfield Californian, entitled "Paying tribute to a master carver ONE FINAL NOTE" dated 22 Nov 2019. His name is Joe'Puggy' Freitas, and he has been one of the finest carvers of waterfowl in the west for a great number of years. Joe first started carving back in 1972. Since that time, Joe won countless awards with his entries all over the west.
Many of his decoys were donated as prizes at a number of skeet shoots throughout the State of California. Some provenance- From the Estate of Brian Holt- this item was won by Brian Holt, Champion & Hall of Fame skeet shooter, at an event. Brian Holt was from San Diego, California and was inducted into the California Skeet Shooting Association's Hall of Fame in 1994.
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