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 ; smooth finish, head has painted beak, white on top of head and nape, eyes carved in and painted ; underside stamped "W.H. Gilley."
18.5x50x23.5 cm ; 1350 g.
Gilley - Wendell Holmes Gilley (1904-1983), “Surf Scoter,” Wendell Gilley Museum, accessed October 2, 2023, https://wgm.digitalarchive.us/items/show/200.Item 1193