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Lot 41: Rare "Minnow Chaser" mallard hen, Mitchell LaFrance, Saint Sophie, Louisiana. 1953.Platinum House
April 25, 2013
St. Charles, IL, USALive Auction
Description: Rare "Minnow Chaser" mallard hen, Mitchell LaFrance, Saint Sophie, Louisiana. 1953. Relief wing carving and scratch feather painting. Head position is know as "minnow chaser". Bought from LaFrance in a rig of mallards that never hit the water.
Condition Report: Mint original paint; tip of underside of bill is missing a sliver of wood.
Literature: Louisiana Lures and Legends, Brian Cheramie.