Both a decoy and a piece of sculpture. Swan decoys as a category have a dynamic presense because of their size and the long slow curves of their form . This piece, made by JP Hand in Cape May Court House, New Jersey, where his family has lived for over 250 years, was hand carved from white cedar. It is in fine condition other than repaint on the swan's head. It is a product of the late 20th century and has the carver's stamp on its underside with his name and the place where he made this work. Dimensions are 41 inches long and 21 inches high.