49 E. 78 St Suite 2B New York City, NY 10075 United States 845.461.8506
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$ 2,400

Carved Wood Leaping Frog Decoy

Origin United States, Michigan
Period 1920-1949
Materials carved and painted wood
W. 11 in; H. 1.25 in; D. 1.75 in;
W. 27.94 cm; H. 3.18 cm; D. 4.45 cm;
Condition Good. crackling to paint, old crack on one leg
Creation Date 1930-40s
Description The finest fish decoy that I have seen and of unusually large size. The frog is shown in mid leap extended. There is an eye ring at the top for a line and a rectangular lead weight
inset into the bottom to enable it to go down in the water and lure those muskie up from the bottom of the lake in the winter. Considering that it is a survivor and a prize. The paint has a crackled surface which works with a frogs natural patterning. It also has gold highlights and black glass eyes. Mounted over metal base. ex. Peter Brams collection.
Styles / Movements Folk Art, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 202602
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