Old working swans are extremely rare. This swan by one of this country's premier makers has a rich and colorful history. Williams was considered a specialist in swan decoys, each of his birds created with a different pose to mimic the the movement of an actual flock of swans. With its long neck held high, this decoy is a true work of art capturing the grace and poise of the swan. Donal C. O'Brien, Jr., decoy collector, carver and advisor to the Rockefellers, felt that this swan was the rarest decoy in the collection.