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Decoy

Description

Wooden carved and painted decoy representing a goose standing on two dowel legs. It has a long neck, solid body carved from one piece and a wood stand. The eyes were made from shoe buttons and the head is detachable and on a peg. It has white painted cheeks and underbelly, and a brown body with incised(?) white feather marks.

Details

Maker
Hart, Charles, Mr. (Maker)
Date
1875-1910
Inscriptions
On orange tape at the bottom of the base, written in ballpoint is: Charles Hart/Gloucester, Ma.
Location of origin
Gloucester, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Decoy
decoys
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
24 3/8 x 7 1/4 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1705
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11373

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