Hooded Merganser Decoy

Very finely carved and painted drake Hooded Merganser decoy by R.W. Schaap (1910-2000) of Oregon. Schaap's engraved signature is on the bottom of the decoy near a keel weight which, along with an anchor tie, suggests that it was made as a working decoy, although it doesn't appear to have seen much use as such. It is in excellent original condition with great scratch painting on the flanks. Probably dates to the mid - 20th century. Apprx. 9 ½"L x 5" H at head.  (CB-10 )
 
$325
 
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Hooded Merganser Decoy
 
Hooded Merganser Decoy

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