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.
The statue sits on a natural wood base.
Orders can be placed by e-mail or fax (+64 4 380 9256). Please include the following information:
Edition numbers will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
The first person to secure an edition number by paying a deposit also earns the right to first refusal [valid for one month] on the matching edition number on subsequent sculptures in this series. This means that edition numbers already reserved for Smaug the Golden are also reserved for this piece, but may again become available.
Freight costs will be confirmed on confirmation of your order. Freight to the United States is approximately US$500.
Any Import Duties and Taxes due are the responsibility of the Purchaser.
Delivery will take up to 6 months as the pieces will be made to order.
There are no Weta Dollars available for this item, nor can Weta Dollars be used to purchase it.