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)
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

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)