National Geographic : 1977 Jul
4 Continued from preceding page Each Rose Beautifully Captured In Full Color Each rose design is an original work of art created expressly and exclusively for this col lection. The commission for the rose designs was awarded to two highly respected rose ar tists: Norman Langford of England and Al lianora Rosse of the United States. Two artists were chosen so that a variety in artistic style could be given to the designs. Yet styles were chosen that were compatible with one another so that the 12 designs combine to make a unified collection. Each artist has captured in his and her own way the elegance of the roses with their beautiful array of colors. The efforts of these artists have combined to create a spec tacular collection of America's most beloved roses. To insure that the full beauty of the artist's original painting is faithfully captured on each bell, the fine skill of old world craftsmen, using techniques involving 20 separate colors, will be called upon. Each bell will be hand decorated and, as a final touch of luxurious elegance, precious 22kt. gold will be applied, by hand, to both the handle and base of each bell. Approximate size of bell is 4 1 /" in height and 3" in diameter.