Canada Goose decoy

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Date:1900 - 1925 (c.)

Description:This is a polychrome pine floating goose decoy, detailed with stylised plumage. Decoys were carved and painted by hunters, who set out to capture the essence of a bird rather than creating precise ornithological copies. Most decoys were made of lightest wood possible, so they could be carried in a sack. This one is British and is from 1900 to 1950. Height 275 mm, Length 610 mm, Width 228 mm


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1870s
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1900s
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1950s
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Source: Compton Verney House Trust

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