MINNESOTA FISH DECOYS~OLD
SLOW BATTERS PIKE 1940 (CLICK HERE)
William "Slow" Batters was a professional fireman and made most of his decoys
while killing idle time on the job. Batters decoys are well documented in books like
FOLK ART FISH DECOYS which is available in the reference book section of this
catalog. This example measures 6 1/2" long and is painted in the classic red and
white combination. The long slender form, angular carved gills and grumpy carved
mouth are trademarks of this carver. The decoy is in beautiful, original condition
with some normal paint loss here and there. Ir is an excellent and very collectible
piece of work by one of Minnesota's more interesting old time carvers.
P.O. BOX 462.
STILLWATER, MN, 55082