Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1874-1900

GUSN

GUSN-11322

Description

A tin hollow stick-up decoy representing a seagull, the hollow forming in two parts, the molded feathers and wings. It has a hinged back and is joined to the stick with a screw and nut at the base of the bird. It is painted white with a black bill, eyes, crown of head and wings. It appears to have been painted silver at one time. There is evidence of multiple repainting.

Details

Descriptive Terms

decoys
molding (forming)
painting (coating)
tin (metal)
Decoy

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

6 1/4 x 3 1/4 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1669