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Lot 101: Extremely rare and important oldsquaw drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1905.Platinum House
April 25, 2013
St. Charles, IL, USALive Auction
Description: Extremely rare and important oldsquaw drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1905.
Condition Report: Original paint that has darkened with age; black paint was adjusted in the factory when the decoy was made to change the plumage; minor wear; small crack on lower side; neck filler missing from back side of neck; a few small dents.
Provenance: Recently obtained from a home in Massachusetts. From descendants of a Canton, Ohio family who had it in their summer home near Kingston, Ontario.