Swimming Canada Goose Samuel Soper (1863-1943) (attr.) Barnegat, NJ, c. 1900 30 3/4 in. long
A rare, hollow swimming decoy with tack eyes, carved bill detail, and a large inletted weight. Soper, a member of the U.S. Lifesaving Service, was known for carving long-necked geese in animated postures. In old working repaint with gunning wear, a neck and bill tip repair, and age lines.
Provenance: Ronald S. Swanson Collection
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