For sale is this recently found in Worcester (central Massachusetts) outstanding early to mid 20th century American folk art, antique primitive hand carved and hand painted, white cedar wooden bluebill drake sporting duck decoy. Realized by either the well-known American duck decoy carvers Samuel Denny or Chauncey Wheeler, the decoy's head has the very particular, specific creased pinched line, denoting where the eye sockets were located on the duck's head. Interestingly, there are no early metal fasteners for eyes or later colored glass eyes.
What's achieved by the pinched creases on the sides of the duck's head doesn't need to be further articulated with eyes. The duck decoy's form is outstanding, with experienced, nuanced, seemingly effortless wood carving, demonstrating real familiarity with the subject matter. The bluebill drake has the characteristic putty white band around its neck and an episode of white plumage toward its back.
With lead ballast affixed to its mint green painted base. With some slight wood loss along its tail. Good to Very Good overall antique condition. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys".
The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.