Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1876-1899

GUSN

GUSN-8657

Description

Two molded sides hinged together at head and tail with boldly painted white spotted decoration on black back. Dark taupe face and breast. Off-white underside.

Details

Descriptive Terms

decoys
stamping (marking)
machine-made
molding (forming)
painting (coating)
tin (metal)
hunting
figure- and animal-derived motifs
gulls, sandpipers, auks, and allies
Painted
Hunting
Tin
Snipe
Stamped
Molded
Decoy

Inscription

Typed paper label (NFL) under tail: SNIPE/This type/patented 1874.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

11 x 4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.749