What a beautiful Goldeneye Hen by Luther Nickerson of Cape Cod, Massachusetts in all Original Paint! A graceful presence with a forward head position, sitting above the breast. Each wing is deeply carved lifting off the body swooping down toward the elongated paddle tail. This bird does show some gunning wear, but just enough to show it's use as an actual gunning bird that may have floated the water only a few times. The exquisite Original Paint pattern is so simple but appealing!
Listed for sale is an early Ruddy Duck, most likely from North Carolina. Solid body construction, very old weathered Paint down to bare wood, and early tack eyes. A few cracks in the neck that have been repaired. An old collector's tag is still attached. A beautiful patina to this rare bird!