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Decoy

Description

A tin hollow stick-up decoy representing a seagull, the hollow forming in two parts, the molded feathers and wings. It has a hinged back and is joined to the stick with a screw and nut at the base of the bird. It is painted white with a black bill, eyes, crown of head and wings. It appears to have been painted silver at one time. There is evidence of multiple repainting.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1874-1900
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
molding (forming)
painting (coating)
tin (metal)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
Decoy
decoys
Molded
molding (forming)
Painted
painting (coating)
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
6 1/4 x 3 1/4 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1669
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11322

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