Primitive antique decoy duck


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Primitive antique decoy duck

Naively carved wood wildfowl hunting decoy. It is quite rare to find a decoy made to represent this particular breed of duck. The shoveler duck has a characteristic 'spatula' shaped bill, which they use to sift insects and plant matter from the water. They are usually found on estuaries and marshes.

These decoys are primitve in both construction and in decoration, but the carver has gone to the trouble of carving the 'spatulate' bill.


  • H: 15cm (5.91in)
  • W: 34cm (13.39in)
  • D: 13cm (5.12in)


early 20th century

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Marc has been successfully dealing in decorative antiques for over 15 years, fuelled by his lifelong passion for artefacts of the past. His workshop, a converted Methodist Sunday School, is located on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.

He successfully mixes styles and periods to create his own unique collection of ‘delightful objects’. Good design, craftsmanship, colour and an age-worn patina all play their part in his discerning approach to buying. His selection of stock is often based on its aesthetic appeal rather than its age, and he loves to find items that have a story to tell.

Visits to Marc’s workshop and stores can be arranged by appointment.

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