Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1896-1924

GUSN

GUSN-11320

Description

Carved and painted wooden decoy representing a duck, brown with a yellow bill. Carved in ridges and fastened at the bottom front with old wire loops and swivel, with a sailor's twisted cord. Very light weight wood- balsa?

Details

Descriptive Terms

decoys
wood (plant material)
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
Decoy

Inscription

On a white jelly label on the base of the duck, written in fountain pen is the number: 13.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Mason's Decoy Factory (Maker)

Location of Origin

Detroit, MI, USA

Dimensions

4 3/4 x 5 7/8 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1667

Places

Michigan (United States)