Lot 2127
Wallace O'Neal, Sr. (NC, 1896-1976), Widgeon
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Poplar Branch, North Carolina, circa 1900, carved and painted wood.

Length 15.5 in.

Former collection of Julian Hamilton, Jr.
Former collection of Julian Hamilton, Sr.
From the hunting rig of Blanton and Ellie Saunders, purchased from Wallace O'Neal, Jr.

This widgeon originally began its life as redhead. but widgeon was later added. This decoy has wonderful form with the carved tail still intact. A rig mate is published on page 191 of Gunnin' Birds by Kroghie Andresen.

Old gunning paint worn to bare wood in places, hit by shot, tight age checks in the body.