Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1890 -1920

GUSN

GUSN-8329

Description

One of pair, along with 1991.861, of carved and painted decoys representing a green-wing tern, female with brown speckles, green wing patches, neck tucked in and head turned to left in a listening pose. Carved wings, incised head, top and eyes. With green tips on wings and eyes painted deep yellow and black. Bill bright yellow.

Details

Descriptive Terms

decoys
carving (processes)
incising
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
hunting
figure- and animal-derived motifs
gulls, sandpipers, auks, and allies
Carved
Wood
Painted
Hunting
Tern
Incised
Decoy

Inscription

In fountain pen on jelly label: Green/ [illegible] Femal[e]/[rest ripped and illegible]

Associated Building

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

Related Items

Title Decoy Accession Number 1991.861

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

7 1/4 x 5 5/8 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.670

Places

Vermont (United States)