Shorebird Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1920

GUSN

GUSN-2643

Description

Figure of a shorebird carved in the full round with glass bead eyes, carved crest; painted brown and white (white largely worn off) with spots of brown at the back and breast; stick-up decoy raised on a rustic dowel and birch bark stand.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

Inscription on belly of bird: CH - D199 [on each side of bird]

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1991.865

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

8 1/2 x 9 1/4 (HxW), 4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.864