Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1875-1910

GUSN

GUSN-11373

Description

Wooden carved and painted decoy representing a goose standing on two dowel legs. It has a long neck, solid body carved from one piece and a wood stand. The eyes were made from shoe buttons and the head is detachable and on a peg. It has white painted cheeks and underbelly, and a brown body with incised(?) white feather marks.

Details

Descriptive Terms

decoys
wood (plant material)
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
decoys
Wood
Painted
Carved
Decoy

Inscription

On orange tape at the bottom of the base, written in ballpoint is: Charles Hart/Gloucester, Ma.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Hart, Charles, Mr. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Gloucester, MA, USA

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

24 3/8 x 7 1/4 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1705

Places

Massachusetts (United States)