18 January 2003
A PINTAIL DRAKE
Possibly by John English, Florence, New Jersey, last quarter 20th century
Very early example of Delaware River carving
Old condition, working repaint with consistent wear; head is loose and most of tail piece is a replacement; additionally, there is a hairline crack through the head as well as a small chip
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H. Huster and D. Knight, Floating Sculpture, The Decoys of the Delaware River, Spanish Fork, 1982, p.61.
Decoys Collector's Guide, Summer 1965, p.3.
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