Lot 1173
George Waterfield (NC, 1885-1926), Redhead
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Knotts Island, North Carolina, this decoy was used in his rig and has his incised brand GW.

Length 13 in.

Around the turn of the century, George Waterfield carved some of the most recognized decoys from Knotts Island. These small decoys with finely carved paddle tails were appropriate for the time. Prior to 1918, he maintained a stand of decoys for market hunting, which were branded.

Old gunning paint; wood worn at tip of the tail.