Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-11376

Description

Carved, painted and nail constructed wooden decoy representing a "loomer" goose. It has wooden slats composing body and tail, carved breast, neck and head. The goose has a brown and black back and a white breast. The beak and head are delicately carved. The interior construction is very solid with cross bar support. The head is in two sections. A large makers stamp is under the tail.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

On orange masking tape in blue ballpoint on the duck's base is: A.E. Crowell/E. Harwich, Ma. On a jelly label with blue ballpoint, also on the base is: Loomer/Goose by/Crowell/21 . Stamped under the tail is: A. ELMER CROWELL/DECOYS/EAST HARWICH.MA.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Crowell, A. Elmer (Maker)

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

19 3/4 x 11 5/16 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1706

Places

Massachusetts (United States)