Pintail Drake Decoy

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antique pintail drake decoy



Maker Unknown, Delaware River

c. 1900

pine with the original paint decoration

L. 17”

An early, hollow-body Philadelphia School pintail drake with downturned head and tack eyes.

$4,200

Provenance: Walter L. Bush (1887-1953) Collection; Collection of a New York City Museum, acquired from the above in 1953.

Literature: for a related example, see Gossner, Working Decoys of the Jersey Coast and Delaware Valley (1985), pp. 136-137 (rig mate teal illustrated).

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