Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1890 -1920

GUSN

GUSN-8327

Description

Painted and carved wooden decoy representing male pintail; brown painted head, carved and painted feathers and wings of gray and white; white bottom. Incised lines for bill, wing tips and tail feather. Shoe bottom eyes, orange with black pupils. Sleeping pose.

Details

Descriptive Terms

decoys
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
ducks (birds)
hunting
Carved
Wood
Painted
Hunting
Duck
Decoy

Inscription

Script in ball point pen on jelly label on bottom: Probably/Delaware/(Heisner?)/Prob. Peabody Museum

Associated Building

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

Maker

Possibly Heisner (Maker)

Location of Origin

DE, USA

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

6 1/8 x 4 7/8 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.668

Places

Delaware (United States)