Unusual Colorful “Turtle” Ice Fishing Spearing Decoy - 8 1/4” Long
An Unusual and Colorful “Turtle” Ice Fishing Spearing Decoy. Nicely Carved Body and Extended Head. Accented with a Well Carved Turned Head and Relief Carved Body Shell Segments. 4 Large Applied Cut Tin and Painted Legs and it’s Original Leather Tail. 2 Large Curved Lead Weights. Large Washer and Tack Eyes.
The Paint Decoration is Most Unusual with a Blue Head and Legs, Green Shell and Tri-Color Flowers Along with Red Spots Around the Shell. Painted with a Lighter Green Underbody and White Accent Lines Around the Shell. We have had Fish Decoys with These Same Flower Decorations but Never a Turtle. Could be the Same Carver but Just a Different Decoy Form. Size = 8 1/4” Long X 6” Wide. Circa 1960’s – 70’s.
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