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Duck Decoy

1991.861 (RS21126)

Description

One of a pair along with 1992.670 of wooden, carved and painted decoys carved to represent a green-wing teal (female) with brown speckles, green wing patches, neck strained forward in a swiming position; carved wings, incised head top and eyes; green tips on wings and eyes painted deep yellow and black; the bill is bright yellow.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1920
Inscriptions
1. On jelly label in script fountain pen on the bottom of duck: Green Wing teal/ Swimming. Female/ From Lake Champaign 2. Incised on bottom of duck: [C I (?) F I (?)] [see cataloguing worksheet]
Location of origin
Lake Champlain
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
7 1/8 x 5 3/4 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.861
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2640
Related Items
Title Decoy Accession number 1992.670 Notes 1992.670 DECOY Relationship Pair

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