HOLLOW Mason Challenge Mallard Drake and Hen Decoy Pair
Ca. 1905

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Well-matched snakey headed pair in pristine, bright Premier style paint. Tight seams. Hen is untouched and has no tail chip; drake has a tiny tail flake repair and some neck filler replaced.

Likely the best pair of this classic Mason style known!

Never rigged. Hen is ex. McCleery collection, sold at Sotheby's in January 2000 (lot 445). Drake is pictured in "Mason Decoys," page 24.

17" long.

ITEM # 19642