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Rare mallard, Issac Bush, Pekin, Illinois, 1st quarter 20th century.

102374

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Auction Started Thursday, August 9, 2018 9:00:00 PM
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Rare mallard, Issac Bush, Pekin, Illinois, 1st quarter 20th century.

Hollow carved.  Retains the original weight.  This is the exact decoy pictured on page 349, 'Decoys & Carvers of Illinois' Parmalee and Loomis.  Isaac Bush was the father of carver Wilfred Bush and carved less than 100 decoys in his lifetime.  Measures 16 1/4" long.

CONDITION:  Strong original paint with minor flaking and wear; excellent structurally.

Provenance:  Dr. Dyrc Sibrans collection, Decatur, Alabama.  See page 18-19 in the July-August, 1981 issue of 'Decoy Hunter' magzine for a story on Dr. Sibrans.

($300 - $500)

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Inventory # 102374
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