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Decoys
Decoys

Decoys are carved or turned wooden copies of birds, fish, or animals. Native Americans used grasses as the first decoys to lure waterfowl into what seemed their nesting areas before capturing them. The decoy was placed in the water or propped on the shore to lure flying birds to the pond for hunters. Some decoys are handmade; some are commercial products. Today there is a group of artists making modern decoys for display, not for use in a pond. 

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DecoysCanvasback CarvedPainted,Karl Smeltzer,High Rock,Penn.,15 1/2 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
DecoysEider DrakeHardwood,Painted,Stenciled WB,Early 1900s,22 1/2 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
DecoysGooseYork County,Penn.,Susquehanna River,Early 1900s,Ralph Gipe,24 1/2 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
DecoysSeagullHollow Body,Relief Carved Wings,Early 20th Century,22 1/2 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
DecoysShorebirdYellow Legs,Hurley Conklin,20th Century,14 1/4 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
DecoysDuck Bluebill, Carved, Painted, Applied Head, 6 3/4 x 13 x 6 1/2 In., Illustrated2010Login / Create Account for Price
DecoysGreen Winged Teal Softwood, Glass Eyes, Carved, Painted, Stamped, K, 4 1/2 x 11 In. , Illustrated2010Login / Create Account for Price
DecoysTurtle Green, Brown, Wood, Metal Feet, 9 In. , Illustrated2010Login / Create Account for Price
DecoysCanvasback Chesapeake Bay, Wood, Painted, 14 1/4 In., illustrated2009Login / Create Account for Price
DecoysPintail Drake Joe Lincoln, 17 In., illustrated2009Login / Create Account for Price
DecoysSeagull Wood, Carved, Painted, Wooden Base, 10 In., illustrated2009Login / Create Account for Price
DecoysShorebird Flatten Full-Bodied Figure, Wood Plinth, Early 1800s, 191/2 In., illustrated2009Login / Create Account for Price
DecoysFishCarp, A.J. Downey, 11 In., Illustrated2008Login / Create Account for Price
DecoysHooded MerganserPainted, Glass Eye, Vermont, Brent Borden, 1979, 13 1/2 In., Illustrated2008Login / Create Account for Price
DecoysRedhead DrakeH.V. Shourds, New Jersey, Illustrated2008Login / Create Account for Price
DecoysWidgeon DrakeRaised Carved Wing Feathers, Patrick R. Godin, 16 In., Illustrated2008Login / Create Account for Price
DecoysWood DuckPainted, Woodville, N.Y., Ken Harris, 12 1/2 In., Illustrated2008Login / Create Account for Price
 DecoysBluebill Duck Glass Eyes, Keel Weight, Evans, 1920s, 7 1/2 x 15 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 DecoysBluebill Duck Tack Eyes, Mason Decoy Factory, 1920s, 6 3/4 x 13 1/2 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 DecoysBlue-Winged Teal Painted, White Head Crescent, Button Eyes, Ojibway, Minn., 5 x 11 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 DecoysCanada Goose Brown, Tan, Painted, Carved, 11 x 20 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 DecoysCanada Goose Carved, Wings, Painted, 1950s, 23 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 DecoysCanada Goose George Harvey, 11 x 26 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 DecoysCanada Goose Hollow, Painted, Feathered Sides, New Jersey, 1900s, 9 x 21 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 DecoysCanada Goose Snuggled Head, Painted Feathering, Glass Eyes, Michigan, 1940s, 7 x 21 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price


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