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Grouse Decoy

1991.862 (RS25779)

Description

A stylized carving of a grouse with head up painted black and cream with black head, wings and tail tip and cream and black back and breast. This is a stick-up decoy therefore the underside is drilled with a hole and is mounted on a modern square base or square standard.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1875-1900
Inscriptions
On jelly jar label on base of base: grouse/ from Penna. [typed and added in ink:] PUFFIN?
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Places
Pennsylvania (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Decoy
decoys
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
7 1/2 x 9 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.862
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2641

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