Common Loon Decoy by Dux' Dekes

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Item number: PYH 5607

This superb common loon decoy was carved and painted by Jeff W. Duxbury, who founded his decoy company, Dux' Dekes, in 1987 in New York's Adirondack region. The duck is dated June, 1992 and is hand signed "J.W. Duxbury" along with "Loon." "Dux' Dekes" is burned into the wood and there is a copy of the information leaflet taped on. In addition, a previous owner used a pen to add "Toyota Corolla Longland," which obviously had some personal meaning.

The hand painting on this Northern white pine decoy is excellent and realistic, with its striped collar, white throat and checkerboard back. Its beautifully carved head is turned slightly to its left and has red glass eyes. The decoy is half the length of the actual bird, measuring 14 inches long, 5 1/2 inches tall to the top of its head and 5 inches across the breast. It weighs 1 pound, 5 ounces and is in very good condition, with minimal wear and no damage. Male and female common loons look alike, so this decoy could depict either one. It's a handsome display decoy, one that you'll be proud to own.

***Dux' Decoys is still in business and has a website ( where they sell unpainted carvings and finished decoys (including 16 inch loons for $320.00). The company history is on the site, as well as much information about Jeff Duxbury.


PYH 5607