Duck Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1890-1920

GUSN

GUSN-2640

Description

One of a pair along with 1992.670 of wooden, carved and painted decoys carved to represent a green-wing teal (female) with brown speckles, green wing patches, neck strained forward in a swiming position; carved wings, incised head top and eyes; green tips on wings and eyes painted deep yellow and black; the bill is bright yellow.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

1. On jelly label in script fountain pen on the bottom of duck: Green Wing teal/ Swimming. Female/ From Lake Champaign 2. Incised on bottom of duck: [C I (?) F I (?)] [see cataloguing worksheet]

Associated Building

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

Related Items

Title Decoy Accession Number 1992.670

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Lake Champlain

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

7 1/8 x 5 3/4 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.861