Lot 436: Rare sleeping blackduck, Ferd Homme, Stoughton, Wisconsin, circa 1930.Platinum House
April 26, 2013
St. Charles, IL, USALive Auction
Description: Rare sleeping blackduck, Ferd Homme, Stoughton, Wisconsin, circa 1930. Hollow carved with detailed feather painting and wing carving. Fred's name is on underside in block lettering.
Condition Report: Original paint with light gunning wear and areas of small flaking; both original glass eyes are cracked with pieces missing.
Literature: "Fish and Fowl Decoys of the Great Lakes", Donna Tonelli, p. 206