A beautiful giant panda cuddles her baby in lifelike heartwarming detail on this limited edition collector plate from W.S. George. The award-winning artist, Will Nelson, has captured the softness of the panda's coat, as well as the unmistakable affection between mother and baby. The pandas are depicted in a clearing in their natural habitat surrounded by a bamboo forest. Nelson's painting was purchased by the Bradford Exchange and imprinted on collectible plates. "The Panda" was selected as Plate of the Year, 1988.
The gold edged Limited Edition Collector Plate measures 8-1/2 inches in diameter. The plate is signed on the front "Will Nelson," and the back is extensively marked with "Plate No 16274B The Panda by Will Nelson/First Issue in Last Of Their Kind: The Endangered Species/1988/ The exclusive collection of painter Will Nelson's endangered animal studies. Sponsored and authenticated by The Wildlife Society. Edition limited to 150 firing days maximum. 'I hope there will always be pandas in their natural habitat so others can study them in China as I have.' Will Nelson Bradex No.:84-G20-15.1" There is also a double oval with "W.S. George Fine China" followed by ® and ©1988, and a graphic of a tablet with hieroglyphics.
This stunning plate is in very good condition. The image of the Panda is crisp and clear.