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Black Duck Decoy

Description

The form of a swimming black duck of natural coloration and realistically painted, with glass eyes and incised bill. The head is carved separately from the body. A Mason Decoy from Detroit, MI, Challenger grade.

Details

Maker
Mason Decoy Factory (Maker)
Date
1905-1910
Inscriptions
A typed label on the bottom reads: This decoy (Black Duck) was/used in their Squantum, Mass./blind by Uncle Frank and Harry/Hartley, and Mr. Strater about 1907. It is probably a ""Challenger""/model, given to me by Francis/Hartley, May, 1975. Branded twice on the bottom is: STRATER .
Location of origin
Detroit, MI, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
glass (material)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Places
Michigan (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Decoy
decoys
Glass
glass (material)
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
7 x 19 1/4 x 6 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1170
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3385

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