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A miniature spherical weight: bright-yellow, pale-mauve & blue/white striped wildflowers together with clusters of red berries, ripe blueberries and a trailing root system are set in an attractive arrangement of nature’s bounty and encased in clear crystal.Scratch-signed and dated around the side: Mayauel Ward 2011. Small, polished concave base.
A 2-layer weight featuring a brown-bodied butterfly fluttering under a raceme of pinkish-mauve wisteria and a branch bearing pale-green leaves. The insect’s outstretched reddish-orange wings are tipped with cinnamon & white eyespots. The design is set over an opaque pale-green ground.Flat polished base signed and dated: Mayauel Ward 2008
A stylized white flower with 6 diaphanous, ruffled petals set around fine, thread-like yellow anthers. The bloom is supported by a short stem bearing 3 green leaves above a translucent, iridescent raspberry-pink cushion.Scratch-signed and dated on the flat, polished base: Mayauel Ward 2009.
A green vine - bearing a profusion of white, pale-yellow & lilac blooms as well as pale-blue trumpet-shaped flowers - arches over a single pale-pink aster. Completing the design - which is set in front of an opaque black ground - are 3 berries and light & dark-green foliage.Signed & dated on the back of the black ground: Mayauel Ward 1995. The...
A colourful arrangement of pale-lilac trumpet-shaped flowers, pink blossoms with upright orange stamen, a pale-yellow & white marguerite with a browish-amber centre and a second bud about to burst into bloom. Completing the design - which is set over an opaque black ground - are 3 ripe blueberries, green leaves and curling, variegated foliage.Signed...
Shades of mauve, lilac and deep-purple contrast with the white China roses and bright-yellow wild flowers with their upright stamen, in this attractive nature study, which combines flowers and berries, striped green leaves and curling tendrils set over clear ground. Scratch-signed Mayauel Ward and dated 2006 above the rim of the polished, concave base.
Encased in clear glass is a bouquet in warm colours - deep-pink, shaded-orange, bright-yellow, pale-lilac, purple and white. The arrangement includes 6 ripe berries, green leaves and curling tendrils. Scratch-signed and dated Mayauel Ward 2006 above the basal rim. Polished, concave base.
A showy flower head displays bright-yellow, ruffled petals with a pink & red “ beard”. The flower is borne on a short brown stem growing from a 2-layer tuft of pale green, sword-shaped leaves over an iridescent reddish-pink cushion.Scratch-signed and dated on the flat, polished base: Mayauel Ward 2009
A spray of fruit and flowers. The curved vine bears a pink aster, red hawthorn berries, bright-yellow rock roses, buds and blue grape hyacinths. The arrangement is completed by narrow, variegated leaves, curling tendrils and trailing ariel roots. The clear crystal sphere is mounted on a black foot - which creates a different impression of the bouquet...
A compound weight with a swallowtail butterfly fluttering under a branch bearing pale-blue blossoms and green leaves. The light-brown bodied insect has long, pale-blue antennae and its outstretched bright-yellow wings are tipped with pale-blue and brown eyespots. The colourful insect is set against an opaque deep-violet ground - providing a stunning...
A compound weight displaying a beautiful iris with ruffled violet petals and a pale-pink “beard”. Borne on a short stem, the flower is growing from a tuft of bright-green, lanceolate leaves over an opaque raspberry pink ground.Signed Mayauel Ward and dated on the flat, polished base and inscribed PW 74 VOS.
Bright-orange flowers with long, white-tipped anthers, small yellow-centred, dusky-pink saxifrage, a pale-lilac campanula and variegated foliage growing next to a mound of granite cobbles in the gravel soil of an alpine meadow.The design is set over a black ground and the weight is virtually round - like a marble. It has no flat base but sits on a small...