SCARCE REDHEAD DUCK EARLY to MID 20TH CENTURY VINTAGE HAND CARVED & HAND PAINTED WHITE CEDAR, SOLID BODY with STATIONARY HEAD, WOODEN SPORTING DUCK HUNTING DECOY, featuring GOLDEN YELLOW with BLACK PUPIL GLASS EYES & FINELY CARVED, NATURALISTIC FRONT BILL & REAR TAIL, with AFFIXED LEAD BALLAST & FRONT TETHER LINE EYE HOOK, PREVIOUSLY REMOVED. Estate fresh & new to the marketplace.
Found in an old barn in a central Massachusetts rural farmhouse west of Worcester, MA. It is as it was discovered & still exactly as it was when it was removed from the barn. It was wrapped in an old wool blanket and found underneath a wooden work bench. Early to mid 20th century Ame ri can folk art, New England primitive antique hand carved & hand painted white cedar. 14 ½ " Length x 8" Height x 6 ¼ Depth.For sale is this nice and large, early 20th century, American folk art, primitive antique hand carved and hand painted white cedar, solid body with stationary head, redhead sporting duck decoy, complete with two piece construction, with the carved head being pegged on its base and attached to the duck form's lower body. The duck has golden yellow glass eyes with blk pupils, which are both present and intact, without chips, cracks or loss. The decoy may have been redressed with paint at a later point in time, in an effort to perhaps replace or at least redress its original painted finish, which may have been debilitated after much time, semi-submerged in water.
The paint is done carefully and with a somewhat naive, primitive attempt to capture the redhead duck body's plumage. Where the head is attached to the body is a line, often seen where wood putty has since cracked along the fastened head/body juncture. A white painted band, not seen on redhead ducks, is seen here, possibly trying to hide this often cracked juncture. The duck's bill is naturally realized. Very Good to Excellent overall vintage condition.This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys". The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.