Cormorant Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1870-1900

GUSN

GUSN-2418

Description

Wooden carved decoy representing a cormorant painted black with a yellow hooked bill and webbed feet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

With blue pen on jelly label on bottom of left foot: Cormorant/Found in/[New] York

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

13 5/8 x 5.063 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.441