Harry Jobes Full Size Swan Decoy- Vintage

Harry Jobes Full Size Swan Decoy- Vintage

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Beautiful full size swan hand crafted by the decoy master Harry Jobes. Vintage Swan Decoy in great condition consistent with normal age and minor wood shrinkage wear. (View Images)

Captain Harry Jobes was born 11/19/1936 has been carving decoys for 72 years since the age of 9. Harry passed away May 10, 2019 to go to the decoy shop in the sky at 82 years old. 

Artist Bio: Captain Harry worked for the famous R. Madison Mitchell for nearly 25 years before opening his own shop.  He has been featured in books, museums and in private collections. During his life he has been a commercial waterman, a hunting guide, as well as a charter boat captain.

Captain Harry’s decoy production is quite phenomenal. He has made both gunning decoys and ornamental decoys. His decoys are lathe turned. They have the traits of the traditional Havre de Grace decoy. Harry has made just about every species of waterfowl in every pose you can conceive. He has sold his birds on television via the QVC network and on the internet via a website. Collectors can find Harry’s decoys in every state in the nation and all around the world.

DIMENSIONS
          19.5"H x 32"L

ITEM TYPE
Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned
MATERIALS
Solid Wood
STYLE
          Swan Decoy
PERIOD
          20th Century
CONDITION
Very good condition
COLOR
Black/White, orange/yellow around eyes
CONDITION NOTES
This decoy is in excellent vintage condition with surface areas showing wear consistent with age and use.  There are some light age wood cracks and marks on decoy from aging and minor use. (See Photos)

 

 

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