Shorebird Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1890-1920

GUSN

GUSN-2647

Description

This is a flattened figure of a feeding sandpiper with a bill that is pegged through the head; it has painted eyes, has a back painted with black and white spots while the breast and underside is painted white; stick-up decoy on dowell and round black painted stand.

Details

Descriptive Terms

decoys
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Painted
Wood
Decoy

Inscription

On narrow label on the underside of the stand: solitary sandpiper

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

5 x 6 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.869