Lot 1062
Ronnie Wade (NC, b.1943), An Unusual Large Hissing Swan Decoy
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Signed on bottom "R. Wade / Knotts Island NC," featuring its neck bent forward appearing to be hissing, retaining iron loop.

11 x 54 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.

Neck reinforced with strips of metal affixed with nails; paint and wood losses.