National Geographic : 1988 Feb
CJO "I °o_ n eo_ Since before recorded history began, man has been fascinated with the mystery, the elusive ness, and the nocturnal nature of owls. These beautiful and majestic creatures have been featured in works of art dating back to the Stone Age. Now The Hamilton Collection announces a porcelain sculptural masterwork by the world renowned Maruri Studio, inspired by the barn owl. This hand-painted porcelain work captures one of these handsome birds as he steps out of his roost in a hollow tree and perches on a branch. This bird's delicate coloring, soft textured plumage, heart-shaped face, and large, expres sive eyes are portrayed to perfection by the art ists of Maruri. They created an original master sculpture, which served as the basis for nearly 20 separate mold parts. After hand-casting and assembling all components using the finest bisque porcelain, each piece is carefully fired. Then fif teen different, subtle hues are applied by hand, before a final firing. Because this Maruri original is being offered in a limited edition of just 15,000 worldwide, you are advised to order immediately. This sculp ture is the first issue in a series of eight, inspired by the world's most beloved owl species: the Majestic Owls of the Night. As an owner of "Barn Owl" you will have the right-but you will never be under any obligation-to acquire future sculp tures as they are issued. Furthermore, you are guaranteed the right to return any sculpture within 30 days of receipt for a full refund, releasing your series rights. Each issue in the Majestic Owls of the Night Col lection will be priced at just $75.00, and may be purchased through a convenient, payment plan and you need send no money now to reserve "Barn Owl." Each figurine will be accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity attesting to its status within the edition limit. CO cn z cn rn L< LD C* m Cz0 [m .o Please fold here and tape together o Take Advantage of this Limited Opportunity by Completing this Reservation Application Promptly Considering mankind's universal fascination with owls and the exceptional quality and appeal of this "Barn Owl" orig inal, as well as the international reputation of Maruri Studios, a prompt sell-out of the edition of just 15,000 figurines could occur. Thus, you should postmark your application before the date shown below. To avoid disappointment, mail your reservation today! IReso]ld :ig uamry 29 1988P; I Limit: Two sculptures per collector D YES, please accept my reservation for (1 or 2) "Barn Owl" sculpture(s). The price for each is $75.00 (plus $2.16 shipping and handling), payable in three equal installments of $25.72* ($51.44* for two), with the first due prior to ship ment. I am under no obligation to purchase any further issues. I need send no money now. I will be billed $25.72* ($51.44* for two) later for my first installment. 26146 BY DMs.OMrs.DMr. Name Address City State Telephone No. (_ Zip Signature *FL residents add $1.29 and IL residents add $1.81 per sculpture for tax. All applications must be signed and are subject to acceptance. Please allow 6-8 weeksfor deliveryfollowing acceptanceof your reservationand payment. Deliveries made only to the U.S . and its territories.