Oversize decoy made and used by Wendell Gilley and Roger Rich ; one of 24 made circa 1945. Head and body 2 separate pieces. Gilley made model, carved heads, Rich made bodies; decoys are hollow with removable, turnable heads on square oak pegs, do not swivel in water ; well defined shape with some painted detail, textured finish ; underside stamped "W.H. Gilley."
18.5x50x23.5 cm overall with head facing forward 1275 g.
Gilley - Wendell Holmes Gilley (1904-1983), “White-Winged Scoter,” Wendell Gilley Museum, accessed March 25, 2023, https://wgm.digitalarchive.us/items/show/194.Item 1187