1977 Painted Carved Wood Decorative Mallard Hen Decoy Glass Eyes By WL Gable
Description: A beautiful carved wood painted decoy with glass eyes. The decoy, which shows a Mallard Hen, has a flat base and beautiful carved and painted body with a minimum of carved details. The carved details include some carving to show the definition the nostrils on top off the bill, defining where the bill meets the head and around the eyes. The piece is carved of wood and is painted in shades of gray, brown, and blue. The bottom of the decoy is white and is signed and dated by the artist. It is really a nice decorative piece that is well done and signed by the artist. It would make a great decorative piece or a nice addition to your collection. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: The piece is dated March 8, 1977.
Origin: Purchased at an estate sale in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: The decoy measures ~12 1/4" long, ~ 4 3/8" at its widest, and ~4 3/8" at its highest point. The piece weighs a little over 14 ounces.
Maker: W. L. Gable.
Marks: Signed WL Gable and has the date 3/8/77 in cursive calligraphy on the base.
Condition: The piece is in very good condition with minimum wear to the finish. The paint is all there and shows very little loss if any. The colors are fresh and vivid with no fading. The piece is intact with no breaks, cracks or repairs. It does have some minor cracking to the paint on the base, but these do not appear to affect the integrity of the piece. The piece has a few minor scratches or dings, it is clean and has no stains. It is a nice, solid, beautiful, with lots of character, and would display very nicely. Please see photos for additional condition information. In Closing: Please see photos to appreciate the beauty and condition of this signed decorative decoy. It is really a nice piece and deserves a good spot on your mantle, decorating your cottage at the lake, or in your decoy collection.
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