Pigeon Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1860-1900

GUSN

GUSN-2632

Description

Figure of a pigeon carved in the full round that is highly detailed: deeply carved wing and tail; glass eyes; painted green, black, and gray with white highlights and a red bill. The underside of the tail is painted canvas glued to wood. This is a stick-up decoy which is mounted on a rustic wood base and dowel stand.

Details

Descriptive Terms

decoys
canvas
carving (processes)
glass (material)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Wood
Coated Canvas
Glass
Carved
Painted
Decoy

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

9 1/4 x 16 x 4 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.853

Places

New Jersey (United States)