Herring Gull Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1900-1915

GUSN

GUSN-2274

Description

Figure of herring gull carved in the full round, painted in natural colors, black, gray, yellow bill, on a driftwood base. A stick-up decoy (A); stand (B)

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

Branded on underside (twice): ""GEW"". Typed label on base of stand: ""Sea gull, impressed G. E. W. George E. Wallace, Barnegat, N.J. Sold for $1500 at Doule auction Nov. 17, 1982."" ""See Mackey p.202"" added in ink.

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1991.282

Maker

Possibly Wallace, George E., d. 1916 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Barnegat Bay, NJ, USA

Dimensions

16 x 17 1/4 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.282AB

Places

New Jersey (United States)