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Decoy

Description

Carved, painted and nail constructed wooden decoy representing a "loomer" goose. It has wooden slats composing body and tail, carved breast, neck and head. The goose has a brown and black back and a white breast. The beak and head are delicately carved. The interior construction is very solid with cross bar support. The head is in two sections. A large makers stamp is under the tail.

Details

Maker
Crowell, A. Elmer (Maker)
Inscriptions
On orange masking tape in blue ballpoint on the duck's base is: A.E. Crowell/E. Harwich, Ma. On a jelly label with blue ballpoint, also on the base is: Loomer/Goose by/Crowell/21 . Stamped under the tail is: A. ELMER CROWELL/DECOYS/EAST HARWICH.MA.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
nailing
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Decoy
decoys
Nailed
nailing
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
19 3/4 x 11 5/16 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1706
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11376

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