This nice, vintage Mallard Duck wall decoration looks like carved wood but is actually composition material called "Syroco". This material is combined wood compound or saw dust and casting fluids or glue that were combined and molded. This process was invented by and first used by the Syracuse Ornamental Company in 1890. The company later became Syroco, Inc.. Many other companies copied and used the process to create decorative pieces . This wall hanging was made by Multi Products, Inc. of Chicago and was made during the 1940's. The duck is finished in a natural soft, amber wood tones, with the exception of the green head and white neck ring. The feather, head and feet details are sharp, and the patina adds extra richness to the duck. The duck has a wingspan of 5 & 1/4 inches and has a hole for hanging in the back. It is in excellent condition.
Syroco Flying Mallard Duck