Whistling Swan Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1890-1920

GUSN

GUSN-2588

Description

Figure of a swan, arched neck carved in the full round, painted light gray over earlier layers of paint and possibly gesso; bill painted black; bottom weighted with six lead strips.

Details

Descriptive Terms

decoys
wood (plant material)
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
hunting
Wood
Carved
Painted
Hunting
Decoy

Inscription

Two paper labels on base: 1) ""Whistling swan from Knott's Island/North Carolina"" 2) ""by John Williams/1859-1937/Cedar Island/No. Carolina/(Ref. Mackey plate 141)""

Associated Building

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

Maker

Williams, John, 1859-1937 (Maker)

Location of Origin

NC, USA

Dimensions

23 x 24 x 10 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.805

Places

North Carolina (United States)
Cedar Island (Carteret county, North Carolina)