Vintage Hardy Davidson Duck Decoy Hand Carved With 2 Small Ducks Green Wing Teal. Listing is for one signed wood duck decoy Green Wing Teal and 2 smaller carved wood ducks. I have seen wall versions of these, but I can't find any of the table top versions for sale.
Please see description for details and measurements. Large duck measures 12.5" from beak to tail and is 7" length on the base.
The base is signed Made in the workshop of Hady Davidson from the south high in the mountains. The 2 smaller ducks have no signatures.
They are 4.5 from beak to tail. There is a small hole in the bottom of each duck that might have been used for display purposes. Very fun and retro these would be a great addition to a man cave or along with a set of the hanging ducks. Hardy Davidson, whose ancestors settled in WNC around the time of the Revolutionary War, was a mostly self-taught woodcarving artist born in 1900. He is especially known for his colorful ducks, designed to be displayed on a wall.
Although Davidson rarely traveled outside of his native Swannanoa Valley, his mallards flew off the shelves in northern metropolitan shops and craft galleries. They migrated into national magazines like. And eventually nested in private European collections.
"Hardy knew how to market himself, " confirms Glenn Cox, his great-nephew, who is Vice President of Administration at Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau. A cousin of mine was in New York City at an attorney's office and there they were: Hardy's ducks on the wall. My mom still has a copy of. From the'40s or whenever, with his ducks in it. They were part of a big magazine foldout called'Gifts for the Man in Your Life.