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Decoy

Description

Carved and painted wood and laminated cone decoy representing a Canadian goose. Made in horizontal sections with top and bottom of the cone's central section, neck and head in wood. Cork "wings" are tucked in at base of neck and the neck is slightly outstretched, with an incised bill. There is a large hook on the bottom front of the bird, and an unpainted rectangular area on the bottom where a weight or other fixture has been removed. *As per Jackson Parker.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1920
Inscriptions
In script on a jelly label on the base of the goose, written in blue fountain pen is: Goose 8/from Salem/part cork .
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
cork (bark)
laminating
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Cork
cork (bark)
Decoy
decoys
Laminated
laminating
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
10 1/2 x 25 x 7 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1714
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11388

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