The UK based Harmony Kingdom began making the Treasure Jest boxes in the early 1990's. They have quickly become highly collectible. The boxes are intricate carvings by master artists made of crushed marble and resin to resemble antique ivory. The Treasure Jests are a humorous line often with secret images or markings that have meaning to artist's life.
"Love Nest" is a figurine box of two pink love birds sitting in a nest intertwined with flowers and ribbons of love sayings . Love Nest was carved by artist David Lawrence in England in 1998 for release on 11/1/1998. Only 11975 boxes were issued, then the piece was retired on 6/1/1999. The dimensions of the piece are 2.6 x 2.6 x 3.35 inches. The model number is TJSER98 from the Romance Annual series. The inside of the box has a bouquet of forget-me-nots. The Harmony Kingdom sites states that there are several hallmarks on this piece which "include ©, star, HBC logo, ed.#, and DL." Love Nest is referenced in the 9th Edition Price Guide to Contemporary Collectibles and Limited Editions by Mary L. Sieber. This box comes with it's original round presentation box and an insert with the artist bio. Excellent condition.
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