Duck Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1930-1940

GUSN

GUSN-2972

Description

Large wooden decoy of a mallard drake with carved detail to body and feathers. Decoy has been re-painted with a shiny green head, brown breast, gray body with blue-tipped wings, and a black tail. A large hole has been drilled lengthwise through the body.

Details

Descriptive Terms

decoys
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Hunting
Decoy

Inscription

"Made by Edward Cass Adams / for Analesa / His first piece of / carving" (Pencil script. Edward Cass Adams married Analesa Foss in 1936. )
"Made by Edward Cass / Adams for Analesa (wife) / his first piece of carv / ing. Adams Pt. near Durham, N.H." (Typed on a jelly label by Nina Fletcher Little)
"Carved by Capt. Edward / H. Adams Point / near Durham, N.H. Son, / Cass painted them. Died June 16, 1966, over 100 years old." (Typed on a jelly label by Nina Fletcher Little)

Associated Building

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

Maker

Adams, Edward Cass, 1892-1959 (Carver)

Location of Origin

Durham, NH, USA

Dimensions

9 1/4 x 16 3/4 x 7 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1452

Places

New Hampshire (United States)
Adams Point (Strafford county, New Hampshire) [cape]