"Duck ""Calling" duck, carved and painted wooden call,
American popular art early twentieth, Connecticut, United States.
Softwood, glass eyes.
Below: a lead counterweight designed to stabilize it on the water.
The "caller" was placed on a body of water and thus attracted other ducks ... for hunters on the lookout.
Well proportioned shape, pretty head with well made beak, decoration of the head and plumage very neat.
Dimensions: 41.5 cm long x 16 cm wide x 19 cm high.
Weight: 1,100 kg.
Good used condition. In his juice".
Note: as is often the case for callers who have served, a trace of "lived" with the head a little rough at the neck (see photos).
Reference: Publication of the Museum of American Folk Art "Folk Art in the United States"