Drake Pintail by Leo Tocchini (1904-1989)

Leo Tocchini was born in San Lorenzo, Ca. and grew up hunting ducks on Bay Farm island across the bay frpm Alameda, Ca. Leo started carving decoys around 1945. He carved most of his decoys from balsa wood. This material became readily available after the war. He careved decoys for the Rich Island Duck Club in Suisua Marsh, and got limited hunting rights in exchange. He often put the club owners names or initials on the bottom of the birds.

Provenance:

"LT" on the Bottom is leo's initials.

Condition: Original Paint with minimum in use paint loss.
Circa: 1945
Part Number: 3914HWBN

Price: $1,250