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Blue heron "confidence" decoy assembled in five parts on a homemade rough hewn base. It has a small head and it is all painted grey, except for the base; small white circle is near the tail section.
wood (plant material)
In Cherished Possessions 2003-2005: This whimsical decoy stands in the front hall of Cogswell's Grant, where it looks more like an example of modern art than a hunting tool. Made of five geometric wooden pieces-which can be quickly taken apart for carrying-it nevertheless manages to look almost lifelike.
Written in pencil on the bottom is: George Martin's Carne,/Barncgat (June)? 1907. [This inscription is no longer visible]
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
54 x 19 x 7 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
New Jersey (United States)
Barnegat (Ocean county, New Jersey)