Skip to content

Search Collections

Shorebird Decoy

1991.859 (RS25788)

Description

"A flattie"; flattened figure of a sandpiper with carved peg bill, painted brown and white in a dot technique; a stick-up decoy raised on a wood dowell and rough rectangular wooden base.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1920
Inscriptions
Indcribed in ink on a label on the back of stand: solitary sandpiper
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Decoy
decoys
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
6 5/8 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.859
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2638

Comments