This decoy displays characteristics of Vineyard carver William E. Dugan, most notably the flat crown of the head and the chine of the cheek. It is an exceptional example of a Vineyard goldeneye decoy with an inset, poured, circular lead weight and a cork plug in the underside. The cresting back has an excellent swooping feather pattern. Original paint with even gunning wear.
Provenance: A private folk art collector, Colorado
Literature: Stanley Murphy, "Martha's Vineyard Decoys," Boston, MA, 1978, pp. 61-68.
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