Award-Winning Artist Rod Lawrence has captured the lifelike beauty of a pair of Hooded Mergansers swimming gently on rippling blue waters on this plate for the 1988 American Waterbirds Plate Collection. The male of these diving ducks, with his striking coloration and prominent large white patch on the crest, swims slightly in front of the contrasting female on this limited edition plate. Their distinctive markings are beautifully reflected in the gentle waters. A red maple leaf floats just on top of the water subtly denoting the autumn season. The plate is edged in gold and artist signed at the bottom.
According to his website, Mr. Lawrence was the 1979 Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year, and one of only two artists to win six Michigan Duck Stamps. This 'Hooded Mergansers' Collector Plate measures 9-1/4 inches in diameter.
The plate is extensively marked on the back. A brown circle encloses the words "Hooded Mergansers from the American Waterbirds Plate Collection by Rod Lawrence/ presented by The Hamilton Collection by special arrangement with Mill Pond Press, Inc. Edition Limited to a total of 14 firing days/ Plate Number 4039A ©1988 Rod Lawrence" and the circle is finished with seven brown maple leaves.
This Limited Edition Collector Plate shows no condition issues.