19 January 2007
A GREATER YELLOW LEGS
From the Matthews rig, Eastern shore Virginia, circa 1900
Raised "V" feather carving and unusual slightly turned head
Bill is an old replacement. Old and used re-paint worn to the wood in many areas. Numerous small cracks and dents. Chip missing where bill joins head was filled along time ago.
13 in. long
Purchased from Adele Earnest
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For related examples, see Henry A. Fleckenstein, Jr., Southern Decoys of Virginia and the Carolinas (Exton, PA, 1983).
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