In our April issue we speak to Tony Ladd about his unique replica eggs
Tony Ladd makes replica eggs so realistic that natural history experts have struggled to tell the difference and so delicate that he uses a cat’s whisker to paint on the patterns.
We spoke to him about his unique craft for our April issue (and were even allowed to ‘give birth’ to a set of his eggs!). Working from his home near the Bognor Regis coastline, fondly known to his friends as ‘the artist’s house’, Tony painstakingly reproduces the bird’s eggs he sees in his local area and has studied in countless visits to natural history collections.
In order to keep up with demand, Tony has recently started producing sets of limited edition prints. Made to look like mounted egg collections of the great Victorian era of collecting, they are framed and printed with Tony’s signature.
Tony has offered one lucky H&A reader the chance to win a set of twelve of these limited edition prints, usually worth £522, which includes his stunning sea birds and game birds collections (above).
To enter, simply send a postcard marked ‘Tony Ladd eggs’ with your name, address and telephone number to the following address:
Homes & Antiques magazine
PO Box 501
You can also buy Tony’s prints at a discounted price of £120 (plus P&P) for a set of twelve by calling Tony on 01243 267247 and quoting ‘Homes & Antiques offer’.
To read about Tony’s beautiful creations, pick up a copy of our April issue out now.