Roothead Brant Decoy, possibly Cobb Island, Virginia, early 20th century, with delineated bill and wings, applied lead weight pad on base, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 10 1/4, wd. 7 1/4, lg. 17 1/2 in.
Provenance: Ex collection of William J. Mackey with collection stamp on the bottom, sold at the Richard A. Bourne, Very Rare and Important American Bird Decoys From the William J. Mackey Jr. Collection of Belford, New Jersey, August 9-10, 1974, Lot 282.
Bill tip with heavy wear, age cracks: 2 3/4 in. on top of head going down neck, backof neck about 3 in. probably from nail, one jagged crack on breast, wear to tail tip and wing tips.
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