Two Oscar Peterson Carved and Painted Wood Fish Decoys
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Two Oscar Peterson Carved and Painted Wood Fish Decoys, America, 20th century, polychrome painted brown trout and pike with metal mounted details, with stands, (minor losses), lg. 7 3/4 and 9 in., respectively. N.B. The brown trout belongs to period IV or V, and the pike to period III or IV, of Peterson's work. Provenance: Aarne Anton/American Primitive Gallery. Literature: Ronald J. Fritz, MICHIGAN'S MASTER CARVER, (Wisconsin, 1987) and Art, Brad and Scott Kimball, THE FISH DECOY, (Wisconsin, 1986).