Exceptional Large and Early “Turtle” Ice Fishing Spearing Decoy - 9 3/4” Long
Exceptional Large and Early “Turtle” Ice Fishing Spearing Decoy – 9 3/4” Long by 5 7/8” Wide. Wonderfully Carved Body, Head and Tail From a Single Piece of Wood. Fitted with Metal Tack Eyes and a Full Tin Underbody with 4 Extended Cut Legs. Nice Additional Accent Carving on the Shell to Define the Shell Segments and Detailed Mouth Carving. Nice Detailed Painting On the Shell and Body. Likely Left over House Paint Which was a Practice at the Time. Heavily Lead Weighted. Very Difficult to Find these Older “Turtles”. Excellent Example. Found in Maine.
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