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Herring Gull Decoy

1991.282AB (RS21131)

Description

Figure of herring gull carved in the full round, painted in natural colors, black, gray, yellow bill, on a driftwood base. A stick-up decoy (A); stand (B)

Details

Maker
Possibly Wallace, George E., d. 1916 (Maker)
Date
1900-1915
Inscriptions
Branded on underside (twice): ""GEW"". Typed label on base of stand: ""Sea gull, impressed G. E. W. George E. Wallace, Barnegat, N.J. Sold for $1500 at Doule auction Nov. 17, 1982."" ""See Mackey p.202"" added in ink.
Location of origin
Barnegat Bay, NJ, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Places
New Jersey (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Decoy
decoys
Hunting
hunting
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
16 x 17 1/4 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.282AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2274

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