Throughout most of the history of fishing lures, youll find that creating fishing lures was mostly an individual pastime. Many fishermen enjoyed making their own lures, trying to come up with new and innovative creations that would be more effective in catching fish.
It wasnt until about the mid-19th century that creating fishing lures became a commercial venture. We are pleased to offer this Folk Art Handmade Paint Decorated Wooden Lobster Fishing Lure from New England circa late 1800s or early 1900s for your consideration. The fishing lure was handmade in the form of a lobster. The body of the lobster is handmade of wood and the claws are tin. The lobsters feelers and legs are made out of heavy metal wire.
There is a metal eyelet on the top of the lobster that would have been used to attach to a fishing line and can be used today for display hanging. This is an outstanding piece of early New England nautical folk art. The Folk Art Handmade Paint Decorated Wooden Lobster Fishing Lure is in excellent condition with age appropriate patina and wear.
9 Inches Long, 6 Inches Wide, and 2 Inches High. The item "Antique Vintage Nautical Folk Art Handmade Painted Wooden Lobster Fishing Lure" is in sale since Sunday, August 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maritime\Other Maritime Antiques".
The seller is "northbayshoreantiques302" and is located in Milton, Delaware. This item can be shipped to United States.