Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1875-1920

GUSN

GUSN-11392

Description

Carved and painted wooden duck decoy; black flat back; carved tail; black head and bill; white underbelly; a stripe at the top of bill; underside has a round insert of a lead weight and is gouged in various places for hooks and rigging lines.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

In script on a jelly label on the bottom of the base, in fountain pen is: Lake Erie/or Ontario/modified Stevens .

Associated Building

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

Maker

Possibly Stevens Decoy Factory (Maker)

Location of Origin

Weedsport, NY, USA

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1718

Places

New York state (United States)