This vintage duck decoy is a rare find for collectors. Made of solid wood by the talented artist Miles Smith, this Mallard hen decoy is a great addition to any hunting or sporting collection.
The decoy features intricate details and is signed by the artist, making it a unique piece. It was crafted in the United States and is considered a vintage item. Wood Mallard Duck Hen Decoy. Signed by Miles Smith St Clair River. Miles Smith, who worked for many years as a shipwright, developed a deep affection for the wildlife of the St.
Clair River in his native Michigan. He made his first duck and fish decoys for his own use, but in the late 1970s, his work attracted wider recognition and began to sell. He acknowledges that other carvers make more realistic decoys, but prefers his personal approach, which includes working on a grand scale.
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