Antique Primitive Fishing Lure Folk Art Jointed Hand Painted Fish Decoy. I'm pleased to offer this large and very early 3-hook jointed pike fishing lure.
3-pc carved wood body and jointed with forged iron straps and square rivet pins. Retains it's original hardware and hand painted design. Crackle surface patina and traces of original gold leaf. Probably 19th century, a true work of folk art Americana!
Unknown maker but clearly from a master workshop. Likely a small regional maker and produced in scarce numbers. A killer, killer piece and offered at NO RESERVE... Original condition with wear and age patina. PLEASE CHECK MY OTHER AUCTIONS THIS WEEK!!
Thank you and good luck! NOTE: One observer says early 20th century, not 19th century. Antique Primitive Fishing Lure Folk Art Jointed Hand Painted Fish Decoy" is in sale since Monday, January 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Vintage\Lures". The seller is "roundhouse-antiques" and is located in Tacoma, Washington.
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