Shorebird Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1900

GUSN

GUSN-2642

Description

Decoy in the figure of a running yellow legs with carved peg bill and wing outline carved in relief painted light grey with "grained" technique to wings and breast in brown/black to simulate feathers; painted eyes; stick-up decoy raised on a wood dowell and rectangular wood base.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

two paper labels: 1. located under the bird: Running/ Yellow legs/ c1890 2. located under the stand: New Jersey/ (ref./ Peabody Mus.)

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

NJ, USA

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

5 1/2 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.863

Places

New Jersey (United States)