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Stick-Up Decoy

Description

On of a pair (1991.856) of stick-up decoys representing curlews, with an iron bill, speckled head and underbelly. It has black back and wings, and crudely carved, dowelled or incised eyes. The bottom of the bird has two holes.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1910
Inscriptions
On a jelly label on the base bottom, written in fountain pen is: Pr. Curlews/from/Conn .
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
iron (metal)
painting (coating)
wire
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Decoy
decoys
Iron
iron (metal)
Painted
painting (coating)
wire
Wire
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
10 x 2 1/8 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1664
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11317
Related Items
Title Decoy Accession number 1991.856 Notes 1991.856 DECOY Relationship Part of set

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