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New - Wood Duck Drake Decoy - Free Shipping

400.00

Wood Duck Decoy

New work!

Two years ago I travelled to Montreal to meet a well known "contemporary antique" decoy carver. We had a fantastic visit and I came away with a head full of techniques to create the kinds of textures I wanted in my work.

After two years if experimentation and trials I feel that I've developed the finish that I was seeing in my head years ago. A finish with cracks and wear and subtle color variations. A finish that begged for the piece to be held and stroked and explored.

This hand carved duck is hollow and rigged for hunting but would look as appealing on a shelf or in a studio. It is weighted with a lead free keel weight that was cast from my mold by my apprentice. Every piece was carefully chosen or aged to reflect long and gentle use of the contemporary antique.

The wood for this bird is Eastern White Cedar that was gifted to me by a friend. It carved like butter!

Wood Duck

14"l x 6'w x 8"t (including keel weight)

Eastern White Cedar (upstate NY), Glass, Steel, White Birch (Maine), found wood and a composite croquet ball.

Branded "G.B. Davis - Noblesville"

Cross posted on Etsy

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