Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1920

GUSN

GUSN-11395

Description

Carved and painted wooden decoy representing a duck; large watermellon shaped body with a pointed tail. It has painted eyes, a grey top, and a black strip down to the back, head, and back sides. The broken bill, may have been yellow at one time. Also includes a dowel constructed head, oval neck set onto the body, feathered sides, and hook sunk into the front of the base.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

9 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 6 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1721