Decoy, Shorebird

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1890-1920

GUSN

GUSN-2648

Description

This is a figure of a peep carved in the full round with glass eyes and a carved peg beak; it is painted in its natural shades of brown, black, cream and white; it is a stick-up decoy and has a wood dowell and rough wood stand; it has two small holes on either side of a large hole possibly for the legs.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

On label on base of stand: PEEP/ B.K. Little

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3 1/4 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.870