This is a wonderful large Eider duck decoy by John Paxson of Back Bay Virginia. The Eider duck has its distinctive paint decoration at the wing, and it is holding a clam shell in its bill. It is quite large, measuring 21 long, 11 tall, and about 8 1/2 across the widest part. There is all over wear to the paint, which was most likely intentional distressing/aging by the artist. It has a weighted horseshoe bottom with the impressed JP monogram signature in two places.
There are the letters AAW incised which could possibly be the original owners initials. This is a wonderful piece and displays beautifully. I will be listing a miniature Eider duck by John Paxson as well in a separate posting. The item "Large Signed John Paxson (Back Bay, Virginia) Eider Duck Decoy 21 Long" is in sale since Monday, February 15, 2021.
This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys". The seller is "greatpickens" and is located in Richmond, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.