A Rainbow of Irises collection, Alluring Amethyst plate

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 09, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House



You are bidding on this RARE , absolute MINT condition, beautiful limited edition 'A Rainbow of Irises' series collection, plate No. 3250A of " Alluring Amethyst " by Sharon Rickert. Devoted to the magnificent flower of the rainbow, the iris. This plate is the first issue of the series. Issued in 1995 by The Bradford Exchange. Plate size approx. 8.5 by 6.5 inches, Oval plate. Each plate is framed by an ornate gold border. It is produced on hard-fired porcelain to the highest standards of the Bradford Exchange in an edition strickly limited to maximum of 95 firing days. This plate is officially listed for trading on the Bradford Exchange, BRADEX (tm) number 84-B10-354.1 Original suggested retail price was $50.00 - certain to increase even further in appraised value above its current appraised value. Includes original Certificate of Authenticity, purchase guarantee card and styrofoam container.

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No photo could capture the esquisite detail of the painting on this plate. Must be seen in person to be appreciated!

Stroll through the dazzling iris garden at the rainbow's end. For thousands of years, the iris has been one of the most revered and beloved blossoms in the entire floral kingdom. And it seems this fabulous flower has only grown more lovely with age, for today, it continues to enchant us with its bold colors, intricate shapes, and abundant beauty.

Greek mythology tells us that this lovely flower is the embodiment of Iris, the goddess of the rainbow, whose purity, grace, and beauty are legendary. And, looking at " Alluring Amethyst ", the fourth plate in artist Sharon Rickert's A Rainbow of Irises collectors plate series, it's difficult to disagree. The iris she has envisioned is a picture of perfection - an iris so breathtaking that even , in the glorious garden we can imagine flourishing at the end of the rainbow, it stands out as something special.

Subsequent plates in A Rainbow of Irises promise to be equally inspired. Just think of the sights you will see as you stroll through an iris garden tended by a goddess of purity and grace. Irises of all varieties, each the pinnacle of its species, each painted with such incredible attention to detail that is comes to life before your eyes. Artist Sharon Rickert is no stranger to floral portraiture - the flowers in her work seem so real they rival nature itself.

Fabulous irises in perpetual bloom await to dazzle you with their beauty. Journey with artist Sharon Rickert to the end of the rainbow of irises, w you will forever marvel at one of the world's most delicate flowers.

A series of oval collectors plates presenting the colorful varieties of one of the world's most elegant flowers, the iris. Each plate framed by a uniquely designed decorative gold border that features a shimmering gold butterfly. Additions limited to a maximum of 95 firing days. Diameter 8 1/2" x 6 1/2".

The artist: Sharon Rickert grew up in Oregon, w as a young child she began to demonstate an interest in art. However, she wouldn't fulfill her dream of being an artist until later in life. Raising four children and joining her husband in a sucessful real estate business, Sharon only painted as time allowed.

In 1981, however, Sharon and her husband decided to persue their dream of living on the beautiful Oregon coast and opening an art gallery that would allow Sharon to teach and exhibit her breathtaking seascapes and floral portraits.

Today, Sharon Rickert and her husband own three successfull galleries in Oregon, and Sharon's paintings are in great demand. She often thinks of herself as "one of the lucky ones", able to realize her life's dream and to share her artistic vision with collectors around the country.

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