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Decoy, Shorebird

1991.870 (RS25789)

Description

This is a figure of a peep carved in the full round with glass eyes and a carved peg beak; it is painted in its natural shades of brown, black, cream and white; it is a stick-up decoy and has a wood dowell and rough wood stand; it has two small holes on either side of a large hole possibly for the legs.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1920
Inscriptions
On label on base of stand: PEEP/ B.K. Little
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
glass (material)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Decoy
decoys
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Glass
glass (material)
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
3 1/4 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.870
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2648

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