Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1890-1920

GUSN

GUSN-11391

Description

Carved and painted wooden decoy representing a blue-winged teal duck, with black painted body and blue wing tips framed in white lines. The head, carved flat (unlike the round body) is mottled black and green with yello eyes and incised black bill. The tail incorporates a knot hole and is thus oddly shaped. The bottom is painted brown and has lead weights of small [illeg.?] attached.

Details

Descriptive Terms

decoys
wood (plant material)
carving (processes)
incising
painting (coating)
Decoy

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

5 1/2 x 4 3/4 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1717