antique pintail drake decoy
Maker Unknown, Delaware River
pine with the original paint decoration
An early, hollow-body Philadelphia School pintail drake with downturned head and tack eyes.
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).