Beautiful Vintage Carved Wood and Metal Polychrome Painted Folk Art Fish Decoy
Description: A very nice vintage carved wood fish decoy in the form of an elongated fish colored in a light brown color with a black striped red back. This decoy appears to be carved of a single piece of wood and is painted in black, brown, white, red, and orange. The decoy has minimum carved details and is carved to show the general form of the fish. The fins and the tail are inserted tin pieces that have been painted. The fish has two painted eyes. They are orange in color with a central black spot. The decoy comes equipped with a metal loop to hang from. A nice vintage decoy which would make a great addition to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but most likely sometime in the mid 1900s (mid 20th century) or possibly earlier.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~6 1/4" long, ~2" at its widest including the fins, and about ~1 5/8" at its highest including the loop. The piece weighs about 2 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Truly a nice and very interesting fish decoy. A beautiful and nice piece which would make a worthy addition to your collection of fish decoys.
Condition: The decoy is in very good condition, with no breaks, cracks, or repairs. The piece has s few minor scratches, some dings to the surface, and some losses to the paint especially on the painted tin fins and tail. The piece has minimum wear o the surfaces and paint losses to the body. The piece is a bit soiled and would benefit from a good cleaning to bring out its full beauty. A truly nice piece worthy of a spot in your collection. Please view the photos for additional condition information.
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