Northern Phalarope Stick-up Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1910

GUSN

GUSN-2585

Description

Small wooden "silhouette" stick-up decoy of a shorebird (Northern Phalarope), dark brown wings and head with gray accents and black and white spotting, white underside with red marking on breast, black outline, round head but flattish body, long carved wooden beak. Propped on stick and 3/4" base.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

Handwritten paper label on underside of base: ""NORTHERN/PHALAROPE"" (bird species).

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

6 1/2 x 6 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.779