The Art of John Howe : Smaug The Golden - Faux bronze

$499.00 USD
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Edition Size:
300
Dimensions:
13" x 17.4" x 17.4" (H x W x D)
33 cm x 44.3 cm x 44.3 cm


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Smaug™ the Golden is the first sculpture in John Howe's and Weta's range of sculptures from Middle-earth™. The sculpture is based on John's original artwork created in 1990. It was first published on the cover of the paperback edition of The Hobbit by Grafton Books in 1991.

Having adorned the cover of The Hobbit, it is an instantly recognisable image to old and young Tolkien fans alike.

Smaug - the great dragon, at one with his cache and jealously guarding it against the world around him.

The Art of John Howe - Sculptures from Middle-earth™ is a series of sculptures from John's iconic representations of Tolkien's worlds, sculpted by Weta sculptors Daniel Cockersell, Brigitte Wuest and Eden Small under the creative guidance of John Howe and Richard Taylor.

This statue is cast in resin, a material that allows intricate detail, and painted as Faux Bronze.

The statue will sit on a black marbled polystone base. The polystone bases are cast using a process that creates a unique marbling effect for each individual piece.

Smaug™ the Golden is also available in Bronze.

Your statue will be shipped from our UK, US or NZ warehouse, depending on the shipping destination.

Please note our earlier special offer of a complimentary hard cover book has now expired.

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Please Note: The polystone bases are cast using a process that creates a unique marbling effect for each individual piece.  

"Smaug," "Middle-earth," "The Hobbit," "The Lord of the Rings," and the names of the characters, events, items and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company and are used, under license, by Weta Limited

Most useful user reviews

EmynMuil
05/09/11
Gold Collector
5 stars

Breathtaking beautiful

One of the greatest pieces I have ever seen. Smaug looks so... Read more.

One of the greatest pieces I have ever seen. Smaug looks so real, impressive and dangerous. A must have item!!! Hide.

5 of 6 people found this useful.

whovian
20/03/11
Weta Collector
5 stars

As dragons Go...

Smaug is more than just a bit NICE. The sort of piece... Read more.

Smaug is more than just a bit NICE. The sort of piece of artwork that insists that you save up all your pennies for the purchase, and not so that it stays in a cabinet - Oh no, but allow yourself to see it from all angles. Smaug the Golden in 3D is spectacular!
The faux bronze has a patina that allows a softening of green to show...How long has Smaug been sleeping?

The new bases will offset the dragon in a way that is reminiscent of the cave den.

*sigh*
My heart is heavy because my purse is too light...for now ;) Hide.

3 of 4 people found this useful.

Ringnut
11/10/11
Weta Collector
5 stars

Ladies and Gentlemen, Smaug

First of all the box, huge. The packaging was incredible, box... Read more.

First of all the box, huge. The packaging was incredible, box within a box, foam everywhere, no chance this beauty could get damaged, even by the airlines!
Then the sculpture. Words cannot describe the attention to detail and the sheer brooding power of this piece. I am so amazed and so happy with my purchase. What a centrepiece this makes. Just wish I could have afforded the bronze. Thanks Weta Hide.

2 of 3 people found this useful.