Object photography

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On View Art and Nature Center.case

Object description

  • A. Elmer Crowell (American, 1862-1952)
  • Semi-palmated Sandpiper on Oyster Shell, about 1915
  • Wood, paint, glass, metal
  • East Harwich, Massachusetts, United States
  • H: 5 1/2 in, W: 6 in, D: 3 in (H: 14.0 cm, W: 15.2 cm, D: 7.6 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Arthur Phillips, 1978
  • NHDSB24


"JCP" handwritten on bottom shell. Removed "Cape Cod, Massachusetts" from place/culture set, see perm. gallery label - RRH 05/12


This is a decorative decoy of a standing semi-palmated sandpiper. It stands on a real oyster shell.

Exhibition History

  • American Decorative Arts exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum; June 03, 2003 through Present