This pair of robins are playing by the daffodils just waiting for the worms to appear.
The American robin is a migratory songbird of the thrush family. The American robin is widely distributed throughout North America, wintering from southern Canada to central Mexico and along the Pacific Coast. It is the state bird of Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The American robin is active mostly during the day and assembles in large flocks at night. Its diet consists of invertebrates (such as beetle grubs, earthworms, and caterpillars), fruits and berries. It is one of the earliest bird species to lay eggs, beginning to breed shortly after returning to its summer range from its winter range. Its nest consists of long coarse grass, twigs, paper, and feathers, and is smeared with mud and often cushioned with grass or other soft materials. It is among the first birds to sing at dawn, and its song consists of several discrete units that are repeated.
An intricate floral design border of 24- karat gold enhance the naturalistic coloring of the scene. The ridge on the back of the plate is also rimmed in 24 Karat Gold. Plate is strictly an Annual Edition and issued only during the year of its issue in a limited quantity.
Approximate Width: 10 3/4", 27.3 cm
Approximate Length: 10 3/4", 27.3 cm
Approximate Height: 1"
Condition: Good Vintage. Light wear possible. Displayed in China Cabinet. No Box or COA
As in the previous plates in the Lenox/ Boehm Bird Series, painstaking attention has been given to faithfully adapting the original designs created by Mr. Boehm before his untimely death in 1969. Each Lenox/ Boehm Bird plate is meticulously handcrafted in the world-famous Lenox tradition- a tradition of uncompromising dedication to quality and artistic achievement.
Sculptor and ceramic artists, Edward Marshall Boehm combined his knowledge and love of wildlife with his extraordinary talent in the creation of magnificent designs that have critically acclaimed for their beauty, delicacy, and careful attention to realistic detail. It was his long-held desire to have these designs recreated on the very finest china. The Lenox/ Boehm Bird Series is the realization of the artist's dream.
Lenox Robins, Boehm American Bird Plate Annual Limited Edition Birds Circa 1977