This Preening Ruddy Duck Sculpture is the work of master carver Phil Galatas. A limited edition piece inspired by the rich, ruddy mahogany of the duck's plumage and the curled form of a preening position, this piece is sure to delight any decoy collector.
Master Carver Phil Galatas
Natural preening pose
Reproduction from original wood carving
Cold cast in porcelain, alabaster powders, and resin
Finely detailed and hand painted
Realistic glass eyes
About Master Carver Phil Galatas
Master Carver Phil Galatas grew up on the rich wildlife bayous of Louisana. Phil spent countless hours observing and studying waterfowl on the marshlands. In 1977 he entered his first competition and won a first place blue ribbon in the professional division at the Gulf South Championship. Phil now serves as a judge at the Ward World Championships where he became a three-time "Best in Show" award winner.