Shorebird Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1890-1920

GUSN

GUSN-2644

Description

This is a stylized figure of a snipe carved in the full round and painted dark grey and black with a long curved bill; it has a snipe's head and a bill pointed upward; stick-up decoy having a hole drilled in the bottom and mounted on a modern rustic wood stand.

Details

Descriptive Terms

decoys
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Wood
Carved
Painted
Decoy

Inscription

In ink on label under the base: Snipe/ 6 decoys from/ Luther Little No./ Marshfield, Mass.

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1991.866

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

12 3/4 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.865

Places

Massachusetts (United States)