Mallard Decoy by S.R. WHITE
This handsome swimming Mallard drake decoy was hand carved by Steve White of S.R. White Carving in Lewistown, Pennsylvania. White's decoys are made of solid white pine and hand painted, then distressed for the look of an old working decoy. Its black glass eyes represent the hatpins often used as eyes on old decoys. There's a lead weight nailed to the bottom so the decoy would float evenly. White's decoys have string wrapped around them to mimic an anchor line. On working decoys, the string would be unwrapped and a weight attached to it to prevent the duck from floating away.
The duck is branded "WHITE" on its bottom and measures 14 1/2 inches long, 6 inches tall to the top of the head and 5 inches wide across the breast. It weighs one pound, seven ounces and is in superb condition...a really great display decoy.