Rare Mallard Drake George Warin (1830-1905) Toronto, Ontario, Canada, c. 1877 16 1/2 in. long
A very hollow, low-head decoy with a "BUNBURY" brand on the bottom board. This exact decoy is illustrated in Bernard Crandall's book, "Decoying: St. Clair to St. Lawrence." Crandall notes the rarity of the species and explains that this mallard was created during "...a period when blacks predominated." H. T. Bunbury, from Hamilton, Ontario, was a member of the St. Clair Flats Shooting Company "Canada Club" between 1877 and 1901. Original paint with gunning wear and rubs to top and left side.
Provenance: H. T. Bunbury Rig Private Collection
Literature: Bernard W. Crandell, "Decoying: St. Clair to St. Lawrence," Erin, ON, 1988, p. 200, exact decoy illustrated.
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