Seller: Virginia Lee
Offered: Virginia very kindly looked in a cubbyhole and found us a lovely little item that she sculpted while working at WETA workshop in New Zealand in 2002.
A Meeting Of Old Friends, collectible polystone wall plaque, 9.5" x 15.7" x 0.8" (H x W x D). Limited run of 3000. Still in original packaging. This beautifully detailed wall plaque is sculpted by Virginia Lee, daughter of renowned Tolkien artist Alan Lee. The piece comes with a description of the scene on the back as well as the signatures of Virginia Lee and two time Oscar winner Richard Taylor. The plaque has two keyhole wall mounts and rubber bumpers on the back for easy display.
Preparations for Bilbo's one-hundred-and-eleventh birthday went on in earnest for many weeks preceding the fated day. Plagued by visitors with selfish agendas and well-wishers seeking invitations, the grumpy old Hobbit was waspish and snappy when he heard the door of Bag End rap one more time. Yet the surprise that greeted his tired eyes was quick to melt Bilbo's stern manner, as he was reunited after many long years with his old friend and mentor Gandalf the Grey.
Opening bid: $90
Auction ends at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, December 15th 2011
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