Stick-Up Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1870-1910

GUSN

GUSN-11317

Description

On of a pair (1991.856) of stick-up decoys representing curlews, with an iron bill, speckled head and underbelly. It has black back and wings, and crudely carved, dowelled or incised eyes. The bottom of the bird has two holes.

Details

Descriptive Terms

decoys
wood (plant material)
carving (processes)
iron (metal)
painting (coating)
wire
decoys
Wood
Iron
Wire
Painted
Carved
Decoy

Inscription

On a jelly label on the base bottom, written in fountain pen is: Pr. Curlews/from/Conn .

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Related Items

Title Decoy Accession Number 1991.856

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

10 x 2 1/8 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1664

Places

Connecticut (United States)