Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1910

GUSN

GUSN-8656

Description

Made from canvas sack painted to resemble diving body of a blue-wing teal "uptail" in water. Stuffed and sealed with string for weight at tied end. Remainders of brown paint and teal blue wings and outlines of busy feather pattern.

Details

Descriptive Terms

decoys
canvas
painting (coating)
sewing (process)
string (fiber product)
stuffing (upholstering technique)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Aves (class)
hunting
Painted
Dabbler
Hunting
String
Stuffed
Machine Sewn
Coated Canvas
Blue-Wing Teal
Decoy

Inscription

Handwritten on clasped tag attached to string: Diving/Bl. wing/teal [by NFL]

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

9 1/2 x 4 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.748