Canada Goose Joseph W. Lincoln (1859-1938) Accord, MA, c. 1900 24 in. long
A classic Lincoln goose decoy, this nice dry example retains much of its original paint including the maker's "cut brush" pouncing along each side. Though Lincoln produced hundreds of goose carvings, it is fairly difficult to find examples that retain their original bill, head, and paint, such as this one.
The bottom retains an old "RWO" auction tag. Worn original paint with gunning wear, a reset neck, some minor darkening, a few age lines on body, and a few cracks on the bottom.
Literature: John and Shirley Delph, "New England Decoys," Exton, PA, 1980, p. 137, similar decoys illustrated.
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