Sunday, August 7, 2011

By Hand Made...
I picked up a half dozen, or so, of these Vintage Hand Carved Duck Decoys...in Marion, Iowa....at Bob's Estate Tag Sale.... Bob told me, the former owner, now passed away...Hand Carved these....
They were quite dirty, but I gave this one, a gentle bath, last night....and it cleaned up beautifully.  I love hand made pieces. This duck's head will move, but it was carved to set a cetain way, on the duck's body...at a slight angle. As I looked down on it...it seemed much more natural...ducks don't  usually all have the same position when swimming.... These are the details lacking, when  mass produduction is used. The hand painting is very 'folksy', I love seeing all of the carved marks, on it's head, and body....The artist used wonderful, tiny glass eyes... I'm anxious to get the others cleaned.
Barb C.

2 comments:

Betty G said...

I love decoys! I have some old wooden ones that were my grandpa's. They have "Herter" carved in the bottom of them. Love those rustic old decoys! :) Luv~Betty

simplyiowa said...

Hey Betty...
They are wonderful....This one is a gift, for a friend... I'm selling the remainder...Like Yours...These were made by a Man, who enjoyed hunting...and took the time to make his own decoys...and, he was From Iowa! That means a lot to me... His name was John Wolfe... tho, he didn't sign these...I'll share that information, with the folks who take them home...Very...Wonderful!
Love to You!
Barb C.