76: Green-Winged Teal Drake
Green-Winged Teal Drake
John Blair, Sr. (1843-1929)
Philadelphia, PA, c. 1910
A hollow round-bottomed Delaware River decoy with glass shoe button eyes. The decoy is held together with four-plugged screws. "A. B. Vance, Nov 12 1875" is written in pencil inside the top half of the bird. Judge Vance was a 19th Century court justice in Philadelphia, PA.
Original paint with wear to the wood and gunning wear including two small holes in the underside.
H. Harrison Huster and Doug Knight, "Floating Sculpture," Spanish Fork, UT, 1982, pp. 31-36, similar decoys illustrated.