Solid carved redwood canvasback drake by Emil Santsche (Eureka, CA) ca. 1910. Santsche's work is well documented on pages 83-85 of Wildfowl Decoys of California by Michael Miller. His work is rare and highly sought after by California collectors. This example is in outstanding condition. Paint is excellent and all original with the exception of the white on the sides and back, which appears to be a light in-service second coat.