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Decoy

Description

A large carved and painted wooden decoy representing a Canada goose with a black and gray body. It has a black head with a white stripe, cheeks and tail. It has brown glass eyes and a very delicately incised beak area. There is a lead weight inserted into the base and a second nailed to the base. A hook is sunk into the bottom front, still holding a lead string.

Details

Maker
Safford, Charles Augustus (Maker)
Date
1900-1920
Inscriptions
On orange tape in ballpoint, on the bottom of the goose is: Joe Lincoln/Hingham, Mass. According to further study on this goose, it was decided that the maker is actually Charles A. Safford of Plum Island, not Joe Lincoln.
Location of origin
Plum Island, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
incising
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Decoy
decoys
Incised
incising
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
18 1/2 x 10 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1709
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11380

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