This decoy has a mask of green feathers around the eyes and a cream colored cap running from the crown of his to his bill. He has yellow glass eyes with black/white feather lines and a gray/black bill. He has a large white shoulder patch on each wing . The breast is brown with white/black feather lines on either side. The back is brown with green and black feathers to the tail with white/green feather lines. The underside is also white. The carver has fixed a lead pad and leather thong on the underside. The body is hollow carved cedar, kiln dried and painted with oils.
This decoy is hand carved, hand painted and signed by Clarence Fennimore. Mr Fennimore is a descendant of carvers including Harry Fennimore who was one of the classic carvers of the Delaware River School. Mr Fennimore was chairman of the annual decoy show put on by the New Jersey Decoy Collectors Association. In 2002 he was named the New Jersey Decoy Collectors Association "Carver of the Year". In 2003, his Pintail Drake was featured decoy for the New Jersey Duck Stamp.
Mr Fennimore's decoys are finely painted with oils, using combs, wet on wet technique and stippling. He has carved over 1300 decoys, including all species.They all exhibit as examples of a true authentic beautiful Delaware River decoy.
This is Gaswall Duck is in excellent condition . The dimensions are 16"L,6.25"H .
# MCB 504