Wood Duck Hen Figurine or Decoy Dated 7/6/12 Signed S. J. Stily American Wildlife Collection from Craft-Tex Inc.
Description: A beautiful painted brown, pink, black and white decorative decoy of a Wood Duck hen or female. The decoy, which appears to be made from composite material, is dated and signed presumably the person who decorated it. The base is marked in ink in cursive calligraphy. It reads Woodduck 7/6/12S. J. Stily. The duck has flat base covered with felt and has a sticker indicating that it is copy right 1985 and is part of the American Wildlife Collection from Craft-Tex, Inc. of High Point NC. The felted flat base would allow the decoy to sit on your mantel or shelf at your shore cottage. The decoy has what we believe are plastic eyes which are dark brown with a black center. The decoy has a beautiful detailed and nicely painted body. This is really a nice decorative piece that is well done and 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 7/6/2012.
Origin: Purchased at an estate sale in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Size: The decoy measures ~10 1/4" long, ~4 1/4" at its widest, and ~5" at its highest point. The piece weighs about 15.2 ounces.
Maker: Craft-Tex Inc.
Marks: Has a golden label with the words "American Wildlife Collection (c) 1985; Craft-Tex Inc.; High Point, NC 27261." It also has the words in cursive calligraphy "Woodduck 7/6/12 S. J. Stily" written in ink. Please the last two photos.
Condition: The piece is in excellent condition with minimum wear or losses to the finish. The piece has no breaks or repairs. It has a few scratches to the surface. It is a nice, solid, beautiful, with lots of character, and would display very nicely in your collection or make for a nice decorative accent. Please see photos for additional condition information.