Oversized Black Duck Decoy
Gus Wilson, So. Portland, ME, Ca. 1920

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An unrigged example of Wilson's folk art capabilities. Decoy is carved with its head turned to the left and canted downwards. Cleverly inletted neck. Essentially mint. Tight left-side neck crack has been reglued. Just minor flaking at the neck joint.

See Kangas' "Decoys--A North American Survey" pages 101-102 for discussion and photos of similar examples.

18" long.

ITEM # 20367