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Decoy

Description

Made from canvas sack painted to resemble diving body of a blue-wing teal "uptail" in water. Stuffed and sealed with string for weight at tied end. Remainders of brown paint and teal blue wings and outlines of busy feather pattern.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1910
Inscriptions
Handwritten on clasped tag attached to string: Diving/Bl. wing/teal [by NFL]
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
canvas
painting (coating)
sewing (process)
string (fiber product)
stuffing (upholstering technique)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
Aves (class)
Blue-Wing Teal
canvas
Coated Canvas
Dabbler
Decoy
decoys
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Hunting
hunting
Machine Sewn
Painted
painting (coating)
sewing (process)
String
string (fiber product)
Stuffed
stuffing (upholstering technique)
Dimensions
9 1/2 x 4 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.748
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
8656

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