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I am an Heraldic Artist and Calligrapher in Edinburgh, and I paint single or double initial letters in colour or gilded in 23c gold leaf or Palladium leaf (for silver) for giving as handmade birthday or Wedding Anniversary gifts.

As well as handpainted letters, I also have fantasy animal cards, printed calligraphy placemats and a selection of calligraphy giclée art prints of sayings and quotes including from JRR Tolkien.

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'If more of us valued food..' Tolkien quote Hobbit quote print with 23c gold.

'If more of us valued food..' Tolkien quote Hobbit quote print with 23c gold.
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'If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world' JRR Tolkien quote from 'The Hobbit' print. Fine black lettering with red and dark yellow highlights and 23c gold leaf on 315gsm fine art paper in natural white (pale cream).

Print and mount measure 202 x 252mm (8 x 10") and may be sent unmounted or mounted within a double ivory mount, or in a double mount with an inner red line. Please state on your order which mount you would prefer..

If unmounted your Print will be sent within a card-backed envelope but mounted Prints will be sent in layers of cardboard within a padded envelope, by First Class Royal Mail to within the UK or by Royal Mail's International Tracked mail service to everywhere outside of the UK.

Items are currently taking longer than usual to arrive within the UK and to everywhere overseas so please bear this in mind when you order..


I loved reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and love the movie versions too. A few years ago I designed and wrote my first Tolkien quotes before adding them to my shop as giclée prints. This year, during lockdown earlier this year, I began writing new quotes from The Hobbit but in a different style, and this is one of three new 8 x 10" Hobbit prints.

Thorin's words said to Bilbo Baggins towards the end of The Hobbit - If more people valued Food and Cheer and Song above hoarded gold, the world would be a merrier place..

I have added 23c gold leaf to each 8 x 10" print.

Print may be purchased unmounted, if preferred, or within a double ivory or a double mount with a red inner line. Tell me which one you want when ordering a print.

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This item will be posted to you by ClareMcCrory27 within 3 days of receiving payment.

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United Kingdom £3.95 £1.50

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£6.50 £2.00
United States £6.50 £2.00
Rest of the World £6.50 £2.00

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