Here is “Winter Vigil” a portrait of a great horned owl by nature artist John Seerey-Lester on a collector’s plate presented with a certificate of authenticity by the Hamilton Collection, autographed by the artist. Richly edged with gold enamel, the plate is 9 ½” in diameter and completely covered by the stunningly beautiful painting of a great horned owl in a snow-covered fir tree against a winter sky.
Underside of plate reads: The Hamilton Collection Presents Winter Vigil by John Seerey-Lester From the Noble Owls of America Plate Collection Hand-crafted in England by Spode 15,000 Worldwide Edition Limit Copyright 1986 by John Seerey-Lester. – This is enclosed in a double ring of green inside the glazed table ring.
The paper certificate reads No. 01494 [of 15,000] Certificate of Authenticity and is signed in ink by the artist, John Seerey-Lester and by James P. Smith Jr., Chairman of the Hamilton Collection.
This is a great find for a bird lover or a plate collector.
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