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|Auction Ends||Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:00:00 PM|
|Bid History||20 Bids|
|Auction Started||Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:00:00 PM|
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Early, three piece mallard drake, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois.
Hollow carved three-piece body with excellent form. The earliest of Edna Perdew paint with comb feather paint detail on lower sides. Measures 16 3/4" long.
CONDITION: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; a fine crazing on most of the decoy; tight crack through neck with touch up; scattered touch up to spots of flaking mostly on the head and one on speculum; some loss to filler around one eye; layer of old paint was added under the weight likely to try and seal up the screw holes.
Provenance: One of a group of three early rigmates including a sleeping hen that were consigned to Guyette & Deeter. The other two being sold in our April 25 & 26 live auction in conjunction with the National Decoy Collectors annual show in St. Charles, Illinois.
($3000 - $5000)