Duck Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1900-1930

GUSN

GUSN-2639

Description

Figure of a female green teal carved in the full round; the carved heads, eye, wings and tail are painted grey with splotches of pale blue, green and white plumage; the head is attached at the base of the neck and a head weight and leather rig strap nailed to underside.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

On a jelly jar label under the duck: [N.F. Little's script in file] green winged/ teal (Mass)/ female

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5 x 10 x 3 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.860

Places

Massachusetts (United States)

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