Lot 1063
Ronnie Wade (NC, b.1943), Large Working Swan Decoy
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Signed on bottom "R. Wade / Knotts Island NC," retaining an old metal chain.

25 x 45 in.

From the Personal Collection of Bob Timberlake, Lexington, North Carolina

Ronnie spent all his life on Knotts Island as a waterman, with the exception of four years spent serving in the Marines. His knowledge and appreciation for carving came from the local craftsman, who mentored Ronnie and became life long friends. In his golden years Ronnie serves as a guide for the Swan Island Hunting Club. He is also a dear friend of Bob's. His work has been featured in Decoy Magazine and in numerous books.

Weathered surfaces with paint losses and splits to wood; bill touch-ups.