Specifically commissioned by the Norton, Brown Pelican is a testament to British artist Basil Ede's prominence as one of the worlds leading ornithological artists. To research the state bird of Louisiana, Ede spent months on the Florida coast, observing and sketching pelicans in the wild, as well as studying the scientific studies available on them at the Museum of Natural History in Washington. The result is this stunning life-size depiction. It was for works such as this that in 1992, he received the first Lifetime Achievement Award ever presented by the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.
Created by: Ede, Basil
Automatic. Blue. 13 shot magazine. 32-1/4 oz.
Ellenshaw returned to his English roots for this particular painting, though he spent most of his childhood in Essex and Kent. Buckinghamshire got its name from the Anglo-Saxon term "Bucca''s home," indicating its original landowner. Its proximity to London and the Thames River marking its southern boundary made it important politically; the English Civil War began there in the 17th century. Many of the major British estates are located there, including Chequers, the country seat of the Prime Minister, and Cliveden, which was home to an Earl, 2 Dukes, a Prince of Wales, and Viscountess Astor, an American who became...
Created by: Ellenshaw, Peter
Automatic. Made by Gabilondo y Cia. 1918-25. Blue with partial damascening, mother of pearl grips. With one gold coin dated 1856 inlaid in the upper part of each one. All marking re-engraved and coin in left grip turned over by E.C.Prudhomme
Created by: Prudhomme, E.C.
Manufactured by: Gabilondo y Cia