His work is well known and has started carving for the collector market. Truly an exceptional pair of Masons and many more pics avail. Condition is very good plus with small touch up to a small neck crack in each. Very early decoy with the classic Delaware River form that John English was the forerunner of. Drake has aged leather line tie and hen has ring and staple line tie. Duck carving enthusiast Richard Gubler uses a bandsaw and a Rotozip rotary tool to carve his ducks.
The artists create each waterfowl carving in a realistic life-size detail of a real waterfowl. This is Mitchell's best style paint with the middle neck ring and extra tight feathering down back and highlighted wing tips. Mint all original paint, with very clean finish, the paint work is excellent. Mini wooden stand made by Mark included. You can leave your decoy smooth or you can carve it to any degree of detail that you desire.
Extra nice gunning Coot decoy by R. These Christmas birds were only made for the shelf and were extra fancy and detailed paint and style. A nearly perfect matched pair of classic upper bay Redheads for any collection of Classic Chesapeake Bay decoys or Redheads by one of the most undervalued old time makers from the upper Chesapeake Bay area. Signed with carved B signature. Has carved lead pad weight and copper ring line tie. Wood carved mallards duck decoys lead our line of decorative waterfowl that include pintails, wood ducks, blue winged teal, merganser and a variety of waterfowl wood carvings and many more. This fish is a pellet tack eye model and has 7 metal fins with some paint loss on fins, more pics avail.
Great surface on these beauties with superb paint work. They are getting almost impossible to find for resale in original paint. Classic style solid carved body that measures approx 14 inches long. Bob and his brother Bill started making a few decoys in the 1930's to supplement their hunting rig that they purchased from Norris Pratt in the 30's. Keel and line tie have been removed. Solid carved bodies measures approx 16 inches long each with a nicely done slightly turned heads on both.
Mallards from the upper bay always a nice addition. The pieces tend to slide around so check after clamping to make sure they stay where you set them. George makes a great looking bird in the classic Delaware River style, his painting is incredible. Shourds was the forerunner of. Very striking and powerful piece. Has some very slight honest loss of paint from age and lite gunning use. These beauties add a touch of elegance to a decoy spread.
Great job on this beauty with great form and split wing tail carving. Cameron's work is nearly impossible to get and this one of a kind pair is a killer. This is a early and well made decoy with great form and perfect old surface and very appealing for any decoy collection. Carved signature and circa less then 20 years old. Use 5 minute epoxy instead of 2 ton for the temporary glueing.
Truely a rare offering here, they would be many times the money in original paint. Only fault is small bump on head and back, doesn't distract, displays very nicely. This handsome fat boy measures approx 17 inches long. This is a much more scarce model, even more so then the up the river style. Come out and see the ducks in the flesh, er feather, er wood! When not in use, your new serving board will enhance any wall or countertop.
Solid carved bodies measures approx 11 inches long each. Another feature separates decoy ducks from other antiques and collectibles. Send me a note from the and we can work out your bird and the price that fits your budget. Due to the economic downturn in 2008, prices have adjusted with the market, but have been slowly on the rise in recent years. Once the pattern is ready, get a piece of carbon paper, and the three pieces of wood you glued together. I have 2 of these if interested. We can supply your class or seminar.
Have glass eyes with a very cool old spoke shave body carving. Materials For hunting purposes, plastic and foam decoys are the preferred material, but some traditionalist also use cork. Has some areas of staining of the wood thru paint but helps give a deep patina look. Has original screw eye line tie and original weight. True rigmates made out of the same piece of wood as very unique knot in side of both birds at same spot.
Check out other items and enjoy combined shipping. Sometimes it is difficult to tell if the waterfowl carving is real or not because there are so many fine details. Puddy falls out with time as the wood swells and shrinks, it loosens and is gone. Very good plus condition with very old gunning repaint. Great paint on this one, lots of nice feathering. Condition is very good with super dry and clean surface.