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20th C. American Wood, Tin & Glitter Fishing Decoy

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20th C. American Wood, Tin & Glitter Fishing Decoy
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North America, Midwestern / Northern United States, ca. mid-20th century CE. This is a charming ice fishing decoy made of wood, tin, lead, and coated in glitter flecks! The body is carved from wood, and the tin sheets are inserted as fins- the forward dorsal fin is pierced for suspending on a line. Tacked to the head are red acrylic button eyes, and the surface is coated with multicolored glitter. The underside is filled with lead to stabilize the fish under the ice. The glitter would shimmer like scales, attracting other fish to the hole where the fisherman could use a special ice spear. These decoys have become treasured folk art and this example is perfect for anyone looking for unique and flashy fishing themed décor! Size: 9.75" L x 3" W x 2.5" H (24.8 cm x 7.6 cm x 6.4 cm)

Provenance: private Hidden Valley Lake, California, USA collection

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping..

#170663
Condition
Expected wear from use and age. Bending to tin fin and chip to tips. Areas of discoloration and patina. Some active flaking to glitter. Overall great condition and suspension holes could support a cord for displaying.
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20th C. American Wood, Tin & Glitter Fishing Decoy

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Jun 22, 2022
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0273: 20th C. American Wood, Tin & Glitter Fishing Decoy

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Est. $350 - $525Starting Price $175
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Jun 22, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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North America, Midwestern / Northern United States, ca. mid-20th century CE. This is a charming ice fishing decoy made of wood, tin, lead, and coated in glitter flecks! The body is carved from wood, and the tin sheets are inserted as fins- the forward dorsal fin is pierced for suspending on a line. Tacked to the head are red acrylic button eyes, and the surface is coated with multicolored glitter. The underside is filled with lead to stabilize the fish under the ice. The glitter would shimmer like scales, attracting other fish to the hole where the fisherman could use a special ice spear. These decoys have become treasured folk art and this example is perfect for anyone looking for unique and flashy fishing themed décor! Size: 9.75" L x 3" W x 2.5" H (24.8 cm x 7.6 cm x 6.4 cm)

Provenance: private Hidden Valley Lake, California, USA collection

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping..

#170663
Condition
...
Expected wear from use and age. Bending to tin fin and chip to tips. Areas of discoloration and patina. Some active flaking to glitter. Overall great condition and suspension holes could support a cord for displaying.

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