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Blue Heron Decoy

1991.900 (RS32695)

Description

Blue heron "confidence" decoy assembled in five parts on a homemade rough hewn base. It has a small head and it is all painted grey, except for the base; small white circle is near the tail section.

Details

Label
In Cherished Possessions 2003-2005: This whimsical decoy stands in the front hall of Cogswell's Grant, where it looks more like an example of modern art than a hunting tool. Made of five geometric wooden pieces-which can be quickly taken apart for carrying-it nevertheless manages to look almost lifelike.
Maker
unknown
Date
1907
Inscriptions
Written in pencil on the bottom is: George Martin's Carne,/Barncgat (June)? 1907. [This inscription is no longer visible]
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Places
Barnegat (Ocean county, New Jersey)
New Jersey (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Decoy
decoys
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
54 x 19 x 7 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.900
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2675

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