Important oversize eider drake from Deer Isle, Maine, last quarter 19th century. 17" long. Inlet head that is attached to the body by a 1/2" wooden dowel. Detailed bill carving. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection. Griffith collection stamp on underside. "American Bird Decoys," William J. Mackey, Jr.
Original paint with minor to moderate wear on much of the decoy; black on underside appears to be working repaint; numerous small cracks; tiny tail chip missing; lightly hit by shot.