Big Sky Carvers Masters Edition Wood Duck Limited Edition 947/1250 signed by John Geworth. Big Sky Carvers. In Excellent condition. This is a Big Sky Carvers Masters Edition Black Duck Decorative Decoy. It is signed on the underneath by John Gewerth. It is typical of Big Sky Carver Decoys with detailed painting and staining which show the wood grain and lifelike colors. It appears to be without flaw. It is near life size, measuring 13 inches long, 6.5 inches wide, 7.5 inches tall and weighs 3 pounds, 3 ounces. It is not dated but we believe these Master’s Editions were made during the 1990’s. John Gewerth is one of the most well known and highly regarded of the Big Sky Decoy artists. We found this brief biography about him. John being an avid waterfowl hunter for over 35 years didnt see his first hand-carved decorative duck decoy until the mid-1970s. Immediately he began collecting them and when that no longer satisfied him, he eventually started carving them himself. John has since won a number of Best in Shows in regional decorative carving competitions. In 1981, he was awarded Best of Show Floating Decorative Decoy at the World Championship. From that point, he began competing in the Decorative Floating Pairs category and has finished in the top three at least four times. John began carving for Big Sky Carvers in 1983 and has enjoyed crafting decorative carvings ever since. His decoys have placed highly in world and national competitions. We live in Utah and to our best of knowledge, have never encountered a Black Duck. Our bird book shows them mostly being found in the Eastern United States but they do look very similiar to a hen mallard. The decoy is wonderful and we thought a great addition to a collection or a gift for someone more familiar with Black Ducks. The item “Big Sky Carvers Black Duck Decoy Master’s Edition by John Gewerth” is in sale since Sunday, December 30, 2018. This item is in the category “Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys”. Duck Type: Black Duck. Brand: Big Sky Carvers. Country/Region of Manufacture: United States. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Animals\Birds\Other Bird Collectibles”. The seller is “elise0569″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Wallis and Futuna, Gambia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Poland, Oman, Suriname, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Argentina, Guinea-Bissau, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Bhutan, Senegal, Togo, Ireland, Qatar, Burundi, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Equatorial Guinea, Thailand, Aruba, Sweden, Iceland, Macedonia, Belgium, Israel, Liechtenstein, Kuwait, Benin, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Swaziland, Italy, Tanzania, Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Panama, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, Djibouti, Chile, China, Mali, Botswana, Republic of Croatia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Portugal, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Malta, Cayman Islands, Paraguay, Saint Helena, Cyprus, Seychelles, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Australia, Austria, Sri Lanka, Gabon Republic, Zimbabwe, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Norway, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Kiribati, Turkmenistan, Grenada, Greece, Haiti, Greenland, Yemen, Afghanistan, Montenegro, Mongolia, Nepal, Bahamas, Bahrain, United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Angola, Western Samoa, France, Mozambique, Namibia, Peru, Denmark, Guatemala, Solomon Islands, Vatican City State, Sierra Leone, Nauru, Anguilla, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Cameroon, Guyana, Azerbaijan Republic, Macau, Georgia, Tonga, San Marino, Eritrea, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Morocco, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Mauritania, Belize, Philippines, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Spain, Estonia, Bermuda, Montserrat, Zambia, South Korea, Vanuatu, Ecuador, Albania, Ethiopia, Monaco, Niger, Laos, Ghana, Cape Verde Islands, Moldova, Madagascar, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Lebanon, Liberia, Bolivia, Maldives, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Nigeria, Mauritius, Saint Lucia, Jordan, Guinea, Canada, Turks and Caicos Islands, Chad, Andorra, Romania, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Lithuania, Trinidad and Tobago, Malawi, Nicaragua, Finland, Tunisia, Uganda, Luxembourg, Brazil, Turkey, Germany, Egypt, Latvia, Jamaica, South Africa, Brunei Darussalam, Honduras.
- Animal Class: Bird
- Material: Wood
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Handmade: Yes