Salmon Model Warren Gilker (1922-1998) Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec 1992 36 in. long incised on back "W. Gilker 1992" inscribed on back "16# Little Jonathan Pool Grand Cascapedia River, Que, Middle Camp, August 14, 1992, Ron. S. S. Green Butt Bomber (L) 13# Tippet, 14' HB2, SEB 150, Great Fish!" photographs of the catch are attached to the back
Warren Gilker was a fourth-generation blacksmith and camp manager on the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec. He made unpainted half-models of prize salmon as well as fish model weathervanes.
Provenance: Ronald S. Swanson Collection
Literature: Ronald S. Swanson, "Fish Models, Plaques & Effigies," Far Hills, NJ, 2009, p. 46, fig. 57, exact fish illustrated.
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