Canada Goose Mason Decoy Factory (1896-1924) Detroit, MI, c. 1910 24 in. long
A rare, premier-grade factory goose decoy. These geese were discontinued in 1913 because the large wood needed to make them was too difficult to source.
The underside has a Hillman Collection stamp and three holes for use as a field stick-up decoy. Mix of original and restored paint with gunning wear.
Provenance: John Hillman Collection Grant Nelson Collection
Literature: Russ J. Goldberger and Alan G. Haid, "Mason Decoys: A Complete Pictorial Guide," Lewes, DE, 2014, pp. 79-81, similar decoy illustrated. Guyette and Schmidt, "Important Auction of Rare Waterfowl Decoys from the Collection of John Hillman, April 25 & 26, 1996," West Farmington, ME, 1996, p. 100, lot 421, exact bird illustrated.
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