Large Antique Lark Lure

Large Antique Lark Lure

Code: 12893


W: 27cm (10.6")H: 54cm (21.3")D: 8cm (3.1")


I love these items, they are such a talking piece. The Lure was pushed into the ground and the head turned by pulling a thread while the user hid in a bush nearby. Apparently, the flashing of the rotating mirrors replicates the courtship markings from of a Skylark from above. The rival birds could then be shot with a fine shot when they approached.

This Lure has a tin spike, and the body is made of fruitwood or similar. The mirrors are intact and the head is hinged so that the string can be stored underneath.