Stick-up Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1918

GUSN

GUSN-2649

Description

This is a carved and painted wood decoy representing a sandpiper with head down, a white underbelly, and painted a dull olive green with light spots above; it has no eyes.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

In blue ball point pen on jelly labels on the bottom of the base: 1. Dowitcher Snipe 2. By Taylor/ Johnson 1863-/ 1929), Barnegat, N.J./ (enb. Peabbody Mus.)

Associated Building

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

Maker

Perkins (Maker)

Location of Origin

Methuen, MA, USA

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

6 1/2 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.871

Places

Massachusetts (United States)