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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.
wood (plant material)
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)""
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Williams, John, 1859-1937 (Maker)
23 x 24 x 10 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
North Carolina (United States)
Cedar Island (Carteret county, North Carolina)