“Waiting for Dusk” is a painting of a barn owl on Spode bone china in a limited edition, with a certificate of authenticity autographed by the artist, naturalist John Seerey-Lester. The plate is 9 ½” wide, richly bordered with gold enamel, and completely covered by the portrait of a barn owl inside the rustic ruin of a barn, all done in earth-tones. The underside reads in green: The Hamilton Collection Presents Waiting for Dusk by Seerey-Lester from the Noble Owls of America Plate Collection Hand-crafted in England by Spode 15,000 Worldwide Edition Limit Copyright 1988 John Seerey-Lester . This is enclosed in a double ring of green inside the table ring.
The paper certificate entitled “Waiting for Dusk” bears Number 05786 (of 15,000) and is signed in ink by the artist, John Seerey-Lester and by the Chairman of the Hamilton Collection, James P. Smith Jr.
The plate and the certificate are flawless; no damage, wear or repair. A great find for a bird fancier or a collector of fine china plates .
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