Great South Bay Long Island decoy. Likely a Common Merganser aka hairy head.
Note on the bottom says it was, Picked up in the mud of Great South Bay Long Island by. Who was 40 years old, Gift of Harry G (name I can't read) Oct 1941. Has a weight on the bottom.
I would assume made local to where it was found. If he was 40 he. So I guess a circa 1900 decoy.
Just over 13 inches long. Ex Peter Brams collection NYC.Most of the horse hair is missing. Some paint is worn off. Some minor gashes and such from being outside and used. Age appropriate wear and a split off of the tail. The item "Great South Bay Long Island Working Decoy Merganser 1900 Antique Folk Art AAFA" is in sale since Tuesday, December 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys". The seller is "div2roty" and is located in Milton, Delaware. This item can be shipped to United States.