Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1920

GUSN

GUSN-2635

Description

Hand-whittled wooden decoy with wire bill; painted black and white with black speckles under its belly; it resides on a stick-up stand. N.F. Little has two acquisition entries in decoys file that fit this object in certain respects and not in others: 1. "SNIPE -large size -long bill [2"] Original stick; 15" Brkline" 2. "PR. CURBEWS 13" long. bent over. round wire bill. Fr. Conn, crude." [see NOTE from this record]

Details

Descriptive Terms

decoys
carving (processes)
oil paint (paint)
painting (coating)
wire
wood (plant material)
Wood
Wire
Oil Paint
Carved
Painted
Decoy

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

991.856

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

10 3/4 x 16 x 2 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.856

Places

Connecticut (United States)

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