Vintage Mason Drake Mallard Premier Grade Hollow Duck Decoy Original Paint For Sale
Up for sale is an excellent Premier Grade, hollow Mallard Drake made by the Mason Decoy Factory of Detroit, Michigan, ca. 1915. This decoy is in excellent original paint that, as the pictures show, has held its color well over the years. It exhibits all of the Mason factory's best features including the carved bill and thick, consistent paint quality and texture. The original colors and brush swirls are still very evident everywhere they should be. There is a tight age check running the length of the back and some minor chip on the tail. The neck filler is exposed a bit as some paint has flaked off of that area. While the not extensive, this decoy was used as evidenced by a number of shot marks particularly on the right side. There is a small rub to the wood on the lower left breast area as well as some minor rubs tot he bill, head and tail. Original glass eyes are good and in tact and "ROWE" is painted on the underside of the tail, no doubt the mark of its one time owner. Measures 17-1/2” long; 6” wide; and 7-1/4” tall. Please ask questions or for more pictures. Shipping includes insurance and is higher to Canada. Thanks for looking.
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