Thursday, November 18, 2010

Duck Collectibles

 A lovely dish with a flying pair of Mallards measures 7 1/2" in diameter.
 The reverse is stamped " Quality Porcelain for Executive Line Products."  There is about  is a logo which looks to be a circle with the monogram"AR" inside.
 It is 1" thick.
 The big goose.  This sculpture measures 12" tall by 13" wide.  He is glaze painted pottery.

 "Italy" and the script signature of Luccas Luissi is painted on the bottom, as well as D802, and a log the shows a mountain with the letter z.
This large figurine does have a piece of its wing missing, but he is adoptable just the same and would make a fabulous door stop.  
 another possible doorstop is this Mallard boot brush.  He would be handy in your mudroom and measures 13" wide by 5" tall.  He is very heavy, probably cast metal.

 These jolly fellows are large brass bookends.  They measure 9 1/2" tall by 5" wide.

 The metallic label states that they are made from solid brass and are from Korea.  A paper label says the famous bookstore, "Brentanos."
 This is a different pair of solid brass goose bookends.  They measure 7 1/2" tall by 4" wide.

 The bottoms are covered in old blue felt.
 They're back.  Canada Geese are strutting on this pond in great numbers.  The plate measures 8 1/2" in diameter.  The plate belongs to a series, :Wings upon the Wind," by Dominion China, Ontario, Canada.
 The reverse states " 1987 Bradex No. 8-D52-16  Plate No. Assiette no. 5238A in the only limited edition of Winter Home by Donald Pentz."

 This plate is decorated with a design, the Canvasback Duck, after the original drawings of John James Audubon.  it measures 10 1/4" in diameter.
 The reverse of this plate shows a portrait of Audubon in his wilderness costume complete with riffle.  "The Birds of America." and "Printed from fine engravings, coloured by hand, and the logo of Adams estab. 1657, England," is printed on the back.
 This is a wooden playing card storage box with a  glazed ceramic figure of a duck.  The box measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2", the duck  3 1/2" x 2".

 The box contains two different decks of playing cards. The dark set is complete with 52 cards and 2 Jokers, the light blue set is incomplete with 44 cards and two Jokers.
 This is a wooden  coat or hat wall rack with a half block of a duck and three shaker-style wooden pegs.  The oval measures 17" x 12" and is stained oak.  The duck has a brown glass eye.
 There are two metal hooks for hanging.
 A second playing card box is similar to the first, with a 6" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2" wooden box.  The glazed ceramic duck measures 4" x 2".

 In this version of the playing card box, the lid is hinged with two brass hinges.  Both of these decks are complete, unopened and wrapped in cellophane.

 This country cousin is a heavy doorstop.  He looks to be a cast metal shape decoupaged with a printed paper and them glazed with poly urethane.
 The bottom is signed by the artist, "Angie 1665/83"  The metallic label is marked "White's whachamacallits, Inc. Liburn, Georgia U.S.A.  Made by hand."

 A covered bowl has the sweetest suck nesting on a ceramic "woven basket."   He measures 5 1/2" tall x 5" wide.

 The bottom has a few foam table protectors and a logo which states "Portugal", and an outline of a tall vase with an "S" inside.

 This Delano Studios candy dish shows a pair of Canvasbacks landing in the reeds. It measures 7 1/4" around.
 The reverse shows the Delano coat of arms and is dated 1961.

A smaller Delano Studios dish also shows a print of the Hen Canvasback. it measures only 4", and the drawing is by Katie Sickles.
The reverse states, " Martin County Chapter Ducks Unlimited 1990."
It has a gold rim.
 A Wood Ducks printed plate by Delano Studios for the House of Seagram.  It measures 10" across.
 The reverse has a print of the Seagram's coat of arms, and states "Wood Ducks, by Charles De Feo, especially Painted for the house of Seagram.  Underneath i s a tiny Delano coat of arms and the words : Hand colored, Seagram Distillers, Corp., N.Y."

 A clear Lucite paperweight contains a pair of  Mallards standing on wooden sea side perches, with sea shells and sand. It measures 5" tall x 4" wide.

 A small circular paper label claims "Canada" and the word "Unique."
A mug decorated with a pair of mallards flying over pond grass, measures 4" tall and the bottom is wide at 3 1/2", designed not to spill over.

 A tile decorated with two pair of Mallard ducks flying over a pond measures 6" x 4 1/4".

 A painted decorative mold shows a mother Canada Goose and her chick.  It measures 11" x 7 1/2" x 2 12/" deep.
 The reverse is pierced and is complete with  a hanging wire and brass ring.  A metallic label states "Hand Painted Made exclusive for Gailstyn-Sutton tm Towle Company, Japan."
 A coffee mug with the words " Montauk and Long Island."  the pair of flying Mallards take off from a local pond.  It is 3 1/2" tall.
 The bottom is stamped "Tomlin Art, Box 93, Islip, N.Y."

The reverse shows the Delano Studios coat of arms the words, " Wood Ducks Expressly for L.L. Bean Inc. Freeport, Maine  Hand colored,
 and across the bottom, "courtesy . copyrighted collection  the House of Seagram."
 One of the smallest Delano Studios dishes is this mini Wood Duck, measuring only3 1/16" in diameter and about 3/4" deep.
 The reverse has a silhouette of a flying duck and the words," one of a set of twelve Decoy Designs,  Ducks Unlimited by Milton C. Weiler", the Delano coat of arms and the words "hand colored."
 A lovely marquetry wooden tray shows a duck floating on the pond with another flying in for a landing.  It measures 13" x 19 1/2".

A detail of the shaped handle on each end.

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