Decoy 1940s Wood Hunting Mallard Drake

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This solid wood mallard drake decoy was produced using a duplicating lathe that gives it its characteristic grooved appearance. The majority of wood decoys sold commercially in the 1930’s-1940’s were made by factory decoy makers. This decoy retains the original yellow paint on its beak, the green paint on its head and traces of white and blue feathers on each side.

The duck's fixed head has a long beak with two nares (breathing holes) and retains both inset glass eyes. The dark brown body with its nicks and dents has quite a bit of paint loss. On the bottom, there's a rectangular lead weight.

The decoy measures 17 inches from beak to tail, 6 inches in height to the top of its head and 5 1/2 inches across its breast. It weighs 1 pound, 10 ounces and given that it was hunted over, it's in pretty darn good shape and displays great.

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