Pintail Drake Charles H. Perdew (1874-1963) Peoria, IL, c. 1925 16 1/4 in. long
A fine, early Illinois River pintail with Charlie's best carving and Edna's meticulous paint. The underside is stamped "ED MOORE." Original paint with gunning wear, flaking, and touch-up to reset neck.
Provenance: Chris Medau Rig Private Collection
Literature: Stephen B. O’Brien, Jr. and Julie Carlson, "Masterworks of the Illinois River," Boston, MA, 2005, pp. 63-66.
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