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Duck Decoy

1991.860 (RS25781)

Description

Figure of a female green teal carved in the full round; the carved heads, eye, wings and tail are painted grey with splotches of pale blue, green and white plumage; the head is attached at the base of the neck and a head weight and leather rig strap nailed to underside.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1930
Inscriptions
On a jelly jar label under the duck: [N.F. Little's script in file] green winged/ teal (Mass)/ female
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Decoy
decoys
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5 x 10 x 3 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.860
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2639
Related Items
Title Green Winged Teal Decoy Accession number 1991.809 Notes 1991.809 DECOY Relationship Part of set

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