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Decoy

Description

Cork and wood carved and painted decoy representing a duck. Flattened oval cork body, with carved, incised and painted wooden head, with a yellow bill, black slit eyes. It has a black stripe along the back of its head, yellow paint at its sides, and a cork body painted black. It has been scratched to show a layer of black underneath the yellow paint. Underneath, is a horizontally attached piece of wood 1" square with hole drilled into the front, presumably to hold the decoy rigging, it runs the length of the bird.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1915-1935
Inscriptions
Half a jelly label with faded writing, appears to have been a number.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
cork (bark)
incising
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Cork
cork (bark)
Decoy
decoys
Incised
incising
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5 1/4 x 8 1/4 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1666
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11319

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