Standing Heron "Confidence" Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1920

GUSN

GUSN-2417

Description

Wooden carved and painted "confidence" decoy with flat body, dark gray on sides; light green below and on neck; yellow bill.

Details

Descriptive Terms

decoys
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
heron
Wood
Painted
Carved
Heron
Decoy

Inscription

Script with fountain pen on two white jelly labels at bottom of base: B.K./Little green/heron

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

38 3/8 x 2 3/5 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.440