Miniature Mallard Pair Charles H. Perdew (1874-1963) Henry, IL, c. 1930 5 in. long
An excellent miniature and one of Perdew's very best. This small decoy showcases the maker's most popular form with an arching neck and delicate bill-to-back connection. The underside has a thin lead weight stamped "CHAS. H. PERDEW, Henry Illinois" in letters lined with gold. Excellent original paint with minor wear.
Provenance: David Galliher Collection Private Collection
Literature: Donna Tonelli, "Fish and Fowl Decoys of the Great Lakes," Atglen, PA, 2002, p. 152, closely related examples illustrated. Ann Tandy Lacy, "Perdew: An Illinois River Tradition," Muncie, IN, 1993, pp. 203 and 226, closely related examples illustrated.
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