Important running robin snipe, Nathan Cobb, Jr., Cobb Island, Virginia, 3rd quarter 19th century. 10.5" long with shoe button eyes and raised "V" wingtip carving. A masonic "A" is carved behind the stick hole that stands for Nathan's brother, Arthur Cobb, in whose rig the decoy was hunted. Fine "V" feather paint detail.
Original paint with good patina and very minor wear; approximately 2" long hairline crack in one lower side; small chip in one eye; very lightly hit by shot on one side.