Shakespearean LoversComplete 8 Collectors Plate set A Series of collector's plates inspired by the immortal plays of William Shakespeare. Created by sculptor Roger Akers and preserved for posterity in the enduring medium of Incolay Stone Shakespearean Lovers is the first Incolay plate series cast in rose Carnelian Incolay Stone, a unique combination of materials deriving its depth and hue from quartz based minerals that replicate the coloring and weight of semi-precious stone. Each plate is 8 1/2" in diameter in orginal shipper with COA and informational pamphlet Plate one "Romeo and Juliet" First issue in series Plate two "Hamlet and Ophelia" Plate three "Petruchio and Katharina" Plate four "Macbeth and Lady Macbeth: Plate Five "Benedick and Beatrice" Plate Six "Lysander and Hermia" Plate Seven "Othello and Desdemona" Plate Eight "Ferdinand and Miranda" Final issue in series These are absolutely beautiful and unfortunately the pictures do not show intricate details. If you would like to see a particular one let me know and I will post a picture. They are all in excellent conditon. Each one dated and numbered on back as well as Bradford exchange number Romeo and Juliet (Pictured above)- in a tour de force of cameo relief sculpture, Roger Akers embellishes the famous balcony scene with a profusion of these lovely flowers. Perhaps only another artist could appreciate the difficulty of sculpting more than a hundred tiny rosebuds, each minute petal more perfect than the next. But even to this observer the task appears awesome and the result a monumental achievement. And yet, despite the hours of painstakingly detailed craftsmanship, the trellised rosed and Romanesque balcony are but ornamental complements to the overall scene. Realizing this full well, Mr. Akers concentrates his considerable talents on capturing the emotional impact of this, one of the most moving and beautiful scenes in Romeo and Juliet. Robert W. connelly Playwright, Theater Historian Rare collection, and Complete Series! Dated 1988 thru 1990 CAMEO CARVED IN INCOLAY STONE, THE COLOUR WAS CHOSEN NOT ONLT TO SUGGEST GEM LIKE ORIENTAL RICHNESS, BUT TO ALSO COMPLIMENT SHAKESPEARES FAVOURITE FLOWER THE ROSE. this set sold for $560 at selling Romeo & juliet no box or Coa for $100
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