Ice Fish-Spearing Decoy

Ice fish-spearing decoy from north central US, possibly Michigan. 9" long. Tin fins and inset lead weight. Slight tail curvature to enhance movement. Mottled coloration. Initials "RD" carved or stamped in underside, probably identifying the maker or owner. Most of the paint on the eye ring is missing, suggesting that it was used at some point but the body paint and fins show little wear. Circa mid-20th century. (CK-15)
 
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Ice Fish-Spearing Decoy

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