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Captain Harry Jobes

Lesser White-Fronted Goose Decoy by Captain Harry Jobes

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This superb solid wood decoy of a lesser white-fronted goose was hand carved and painted by the late, legendary Chesapeake Bay carver Captain Harry Jobes (1936-2019). Captain Jobes started carving decoys at the age of 9, making 25 cents an hour after school. He and his decoys have been featured in many books and in the collections of museums.

This decoy depicts an uncommon breed of goose. The lesser white-fronted goose is a medium-sized goose, measuring about 21-26 inches in length. It's brown with a white forehead (thus its name) with black and white feathers at the tail. Other characteristics include a rounded, bubblegum-pink bill and a bright yellow eye ring. It's a rare visitor to North America, though not unknown here.

Cap'n Jobes's decoy, carved in a "high head" or alert pose, measures 14 inches long, about 2/3 the actual bird, and about 5 inches across the breast. It stands 8 inches tall to the top of its head and weighs 1 pound, 10 ounces. The bottom of the goose is hand signed in black: "Made by Capt Harry Jobes 1998" and is also initialed "H.J." under the beak. The decoy is in great condition, with no breaks, chips or missing paint and only minimal signs of use.

This is an unusual and highly decorative bird by a well-known carver from Havre de Grace, Maryland, whose decoys are found all over the world.

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