Lovely Waterfowl Decoy with Glass Eyes

In The Form of A Swimming Duck
Hand Carved and Painted Wood
In Original, 'As Found' Condition
Probably by Mason

American c. 1900

6.5” high x 15.5” wide x 5.5” deep

Provenance: Private Collection, Warwickshire.

Alert and with a sense of movement, this well carved and sensitively painted duck has a delightful naturalistic quality. The painted decoration on its back has been scratched with lines to delineate plumage, which in combination with the observed set of the tail and bright alert head and eyes lend this primitive sculpture a particularly engaging character.

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