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Duck Decoy

1991.1452 (RS21483)

Description

Large wooden decoy of a mallard drake with carved detail to body and feathers. Decoy has been re-painted with a shiny green head, brown breast, gray body with blue-tipped wings, and a black tail. A large hole has been drilled lengthwise through the body.

Details

Maker
Adams, Edward Cass, 1892-1959 (Carver)
Date
1930-1940
Inscriptions
"Made by Edward Cass Adams / for Analesa / His first piece of / carving" (Pencil script. Edward Cass Adams married Analesa Foss in 1936. )
"Made by Edward Cass / Adams for Analesa (wife) / his first piece of carv / ing. Adams Pt. near Durham, N.H." (Typed on a jelly label by Nina Fletcher Little)
"Carved by Capt. Edward / H. Adams Point / near Durham, N.H. Son, / Cass painted them. Died June 16, 1966, over 100 years old." (Typed on a jelly label by Nina Fletcher Little)
Location of origin
Durham, NH, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Places
Adams Point (Strafford county, New Hampshire) [cape]
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
carving (processes)
Decoy
decoys
Hunting
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
9 1/4 x 16 3/4 x 7 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1452
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2972

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