Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
Great Bustards have been a part of British culture for hundreds of years, and occasionally feature in art and heraldry.
Great Bustard supporter John Bray is auctioning a Cabinet Plate featuring a Great Bustard and is generously donating part of the proceeds to the Great Bustard Group.
The Cabinet Plate was manufactured at Cauldon (Stoke on Trent) between 1905 and 1920. Hand painted by Joseph Birbeck (born 1864), son of Joseph Birbeck Snr. Both were renowned artists, particularly for their painting of Gamebirds.
The plate is in absolutely perfect condition with superb gilding.
Last year, a part service of 5 cabinet plates and 1 oval dish painted with gamebirds sold for US$2700.
Anyone wishing to place a bid may do so using the form below, all bids will be kept confidential for the time being, the closing date for bids is the 20th of May.
Categories: Great Bustards