Vintage Red Breasted Merganser Drake Decoy - TOM WALSH - Signed and Dated 1998
- Vintage item
This handsome decoy by carver Tom Walsh is a red breasted merganser, nearly life size and beautifully painted. It's a breeding drake, with a long thin red bill, pale cinnamon colored chest and a white neck band. His spiky crest, black back and green head with red glass eyes are all characteristic of this colorful bird during mating season. The feathers are meticulously delineated and the solid wood body well carved.
The duck measures 18 inches long, 6 inches across the breast and 7 inches high to the top of his head. Weighing just under 3 pounds, it's in excellent condition with no issues. It's marked on the bottom with "TW Tom Walsh 6/30/98" in his handwritten printing. This is a superb, eye-catching decoy for display on shelf or table.