RM752 Rare miniature Norman Hudson Black Duck, carved and given as a Christmas gift. Decoy has the original paint with a long paddle tail.
Norman Hudson was one of (9) children born to Ira and Eva Hudson 1898 Chincoteague, VA.
His brothers and sisters collected driftwood at Assateague Island to make decoys while Norman devoted his time carving and painting decoys.
His father was well known for his boat building known as "The Chincoteague Scow", Norman soon became an expert.
In 1936 he opened his own shop in Ocean City, MD and after 40 years as a boat builder he followed in his father's footsteps carving ducks, geese & swan.
His decoys were made to fool ducks - he also carved ducks to fool people. He carved them all to suit himself. He died in 1980, but his work lives on.
measures 5” long 3” tall