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Red-Breasted Merganser Drake Working Decoy

Red-Breasted Merganser Drake Working Decoy

Regular price $ 450.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $ 450.00 USD
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* Antique Item

This shaggy-headed red breasted merganser male duck was a working decoy, still retaining the lead weight and rigging hook on the bottom. It's solid wood, sculpturally carved with its notched three-feather crest and long narrow red bill. The breast is red with speckles and the feathers are intimated with paint, rather than individually carved. Both red glass eyes are intact.

Like almost all of the old working decoys, it's not signed, nor is it dated; we believe this one was carved in the early 20th century. It measures 15 inches long, 4 1/2 inches wide, and a little over 6 inches tall to the top of the head. The weight is 1 3/4 pounds. Naturally, the decoy shows wear from being a working decoy, including a split in the wood of the tail that runs on top and underneath (shown). The paint's nicked and chipped but mostly intact and the duck displays very handsomely.

PYH 5351

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