This a wonderful hand-carved and painted miniature "Widgeon Drake" decoy with glass eyes, detailed combed painting and realistic coloration. Created by master Illinois carver, Charles Moore, from De Kalb, Illinois. Mr. Moore who carves in the Illinois River style has been carving for over 40 years; this decoy is from early in his carving career. He is also noted for his expert restorations of works of prior greats from his field.
The decoy measures 7 3/4" in length, 3 1/4" in width and 3 1/8" in height. Marked on the bottom "Chas. Moore '75". This is as close to mint as the day it was complete; slight paint miss on breast (see photos). If you collect and enjoy contemporary carving and know of the work of Charles Moore you will want this great Widgeon Drake for your collection.
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