434. Superb example of a pintail drake with the head fixed in a turn back position. Wonderful symmetry and style with raised heart shaped wings that end in a point just before the tail. In excellent original paint and condition with some gunning wear and a restoration to the base of the neck by Steve Weaver with touch up to missing filler in two or three places. Some collectors feel these decoys are from the mouth of Mississippi River. Others feel that they are more likely to be from the Shell Beach area in East New Orleans. Exquisite paint with highly detailed fish scale feather painting. See “Louisiana Lures and Legends by Brian Cheramie” for a photo of the Tally-Ho Club in East New Orleans which is near where this decoy was found. It was found in the Lake Elizabeth area of East New Orleans which lends credence to the theory that the maker could be from that area. 1500-2500 434 alternate view detail 137 1194263 text.indd 137 6/20/19 11:51 AM 1194263 text_137 Page 137 28-Jun-19 Cyan Magenta Yellow Black