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Decoy

Description

Carved and painted wooden duck decoy; black flat back; carved tail; black head and bill; white underbelly; a stripe at the top of bill; underside has a round insert of a lead weight and is gouged in various places for hooks and rigging lines.

Details

Maker
Possibly Stevens Decoy Factory (Maker)
Date
1875-1920
Inscriptions
In script on a jelly label on the bottom of the base, in fountain pen is: Lake Erie/or Ontario/modified Stevens .
Location of origin
Weedsport, NY, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Decoy
decoys
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5 x 5 3/4 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1718
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11392

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