Canvasback Hen Ferdinand L. Homme (1901-1963) Stoughton, WI, c. 1940 16 1/2 in. long
A fine hollow Homme decoy with a turned high head on a raised neck seat. This gunning decoy features extensive detail on the bill, wings, and tail. The rig marking "MIKE" is painted on the underside. Original paint with even gunning wear.
Literature: Gene and Linda Kangas, "Great Lakes Decoy Interpretations," Concord, OH, 2011, p. 205, related decoys illustrated. Donna Tonelli, "Fish and Fowl Decoys of the Great Lakes," Atglen, PA, 2002, p. 206, related decoys illustrated.
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