Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1920

GUSN

GUSN-11393

Description

Wooden primitively carved and painted decoy representing a scooter duck; deep grey body, white underbelly, and incised feathers in a looping pattern across the back. The tail is in radiating lines and the eyes and beak are incised.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

The inscription (a number?) has faded off the half piece of jelly label adhered to the base of the bird.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1719

Places

Maine (United States)