Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1900-1920

GUSN

GUSN-11380

Description

A large carved and painted wooden decoy representing a Canada goose with a black and gray body. It has a black head with a white stripe, cheeks and tail. It has brown glass eyes and a very delicately incised beak area. There is a lead weight inserted into the base and a second nailed to the base. A hook is sunk into the bottom front, still holding a lead string.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

On orange tape in ballpoint, on the bottom of the goose is: Joe Lincoln/Hingham, Mass. According to further study on this goose, it was decided that the maker is actually Charles A. Safford of Plum Island, not Joe Lincoln.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Safford, Charles Augustus (Maker)

Location of Origin

Plum Island, MA, USA

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

18 1/2 x 10 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1709

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