Posted By Jose Nelson on January 25, 2013
The Sumner Collection is proud to have been granted exclusive U.K. distribution rights by the Bentham-Moxon Trust of The Royal Botanic Gardens to an unprecedented new collection.
The first Kew Gardens Bells
For more than two hundred years, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew have been a source of justifiable pride to Britain. The Gardens are known throughout the world for their extraordinarily comprehensive collection of flowers, plants and trees.
Now, for the first time, the authoritative botanical resources available at Kew have been utilised in the creation of a colcoltion of bells of fine English bone china — depicting twelve of the most enchanting British wildflowers.
First-ever editions are particularly esteemed by many collectors. Because of the beauty of these bells and the high international standing of Kew Gardens, The Royal Botanic Gardens Wildflower Bells may be regarded as a first edition of special significance.
Superb original paintings
Twelve original wildflower paintings were commissioned for this collection from the highly respected English artist William Dawson Thomson. Working with actual specimens and botanical specifications at the Royal Botanic
Each bell is approximately 4+”4gh and c in diameter
Gardens, anitid inose co-operation with eminent botanists, he devoted many months of painstaking effort to create works of art which can be considered classics of their genre. The finished paintings are truly superlative, noteworthy both for their inspired artistry and the authenticity of their botanical detail.
These paintings were created exclusively for The Royal Botanic Gardens Wildflower Bells collection. They will never appear anywhere else.
Exquisite English bone china
These bells will be made of fine English bone china because only this material, the aristocrat of porcelain, can do justice to the delicate beauty of wildflowers.
Fine English bone china represents the pinnacle of the porcelain maker’s art. Its translucence and pure whiteness are unsurpassed. It gives an impression of great delicacy and lightness, yet is strong and durable.
The same meticulous attention to detail lavished on the original wildflower paintings has been taken to render them on fine china. As a final touch of elegance, precious 22ct. gold will be applied by hand to the handle and rim of each bell.
Only 5,000 of this unprecedented collection will be issued in the U.K. These will be distributed exclusively by The Sumner Collection, none will be sold in museums, galleries or stores. Any editions in other countries also will be strictly limited.
Convenient acquisition at an assured price
The Royal Botanic Gardens Wild. flower Bells collection consists of twelve bells. Each bell depicts a different British wildflower representative of a different month — the snowdrop for January, primrose for February, daffodil for March, and so on.
Individual bells will be issued at the rate of one bell every two months. The original issue price of £14.50 per bell is assured to each subscriber for the entire collection (except for any changes in the orixo rate).
If you receive any bell in The Royal Botanic Gardens Wildflower Bells collection you are not completely satisfied with for any reason, you may return it for replacement or refund. You may, of course, discontinue your subscription at any time.
Please act promptly
Because quantities are limited, it is suggested you order without delay if you wish to reserve one of these collections. If the edition is sold our when your application is received, your payment will be returned immediately.
You can reserve your collection simply by completing the reservation application and returning it with refundable payment for your first bell. After you have received your first bell, you will be billed for each subsequent bell at two-month intervals.