Two Brook Trout Models Marvin "Mace" Mason Tower, MI, 1989 fish is 14 1/2 in. long, plaque is 9 3/4 by 22 in. inscribed on plaque "Brook Trout Salvelinus Fontinalis 6-1-84 1 1/2 Lbs, R.S.S. Black River."
In his book, "Fish Models, Plaques & Effigies," Swanson discusses this carving: "The Author caught this very nice 14.5" Brook trout, a henfish, in the Black River in June 1986. Mace Mason, known for his fine fish decoys, made this model of it three years later."
Nathan Meyer Bath, NY, c. 1980 fish is 17 in. long, plaque is 8 by 21 3/4 in.
Provenance: Ronald S. Swanson Collection
Literature: Ronald S. Swanson, "Fish Models, Plaques & Effigies," Far Hills, NJ, 2009, p. 116, fig. 186, and p. 121, fig 195, exact fish illustrated.
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