Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1900-1920

GUSN

GUSN-11388

Description

Carved and painted wood and laminated cone decoy representing a Canadian goose. Made in horizontal sections with top and bottom of the cone's central section, neck and head in wood. Cork "wings" are tucked in at base of neck and the neck is slightly outstretched, with an incised bill. There is a large hook on the bottom front of the bird, and an unpainted rectangular area on the bottom where a weight or other fixture has been removed. *As per Jackson Parker.

Details

Descriptive Terms

decoys
wood (plant material)
carving (processes)
cork (bark)
laminating
painting (coating)
decoys
Cork
Wood
Painted
Carved
Laminated
Decoy

Inscription

In script on a jelly label on the base of the goose, written in blue fountain pen is: Goose 8/from Salem/part cork .

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

10 1/2 x 25 x 7 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1714