Duck decoy

Object Number: 
Z.3062
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wood, paint, iron, leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 17 x 4 5/8 in. ( 15.2 x 43.2 x 11.7 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: on collector's label affixed to underside: "2812 / Am"
Description: 
Carved and painted wooden duck decoy; white paint on underbody; leather loop attached at base of breast; rectangular iron weight attached at center of base.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group