Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1915-1935

GUSN

GUSN-11319

Description

Cork and wood carved and painted decoy representing a duck. Flattened oval cork body, with carved, incised and painted wooden head, with a yellow bill, black slit eyes. It has a black stripe along the back of its head, yellow paint at its sides, and a cork body painted black. It has been scratched to show a layer of black underneath the yellow paint. Underneath, is a horizontally attached piece of wood 1" square with hole drilled into the front, presumably to hold the decoy rigging, it runs the length of the bird.

Details

Descriptive Terms

decoys
wood (plant material)
carving (processes)
cork (bark)
incising
painting (coating)
Decoy

Inscription

Half a jelly label with faded writing, appears to have been a number.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

5 1/4 x 8 1/4 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1666

Places

Connecticut (United States)