This adorable Limited Edition Treasure Jest box figurine called Kitty's Kipper depicts a cat who is investigating a basket full of seafood with much interest. It is the fourth box in the Bountiful Basket series made for Parkwest and NALED retailers exclusively. The figurine was carved by David Lawrence for Harmony Kingdom of England in 1996. It was released on 9/1/1998 in an edition size of 5600.
This particular box has the hand written number of 2521 with an incised "/ 5006' beside it on the inner rim of the lid. The lid has more coloring than most Harmony Kingdom Treasure Jests with orange, pink, green and beige fish, a pink crab, and a green octopus. The interior carving depicts a fully clothed mouse who appears to be sleeping after eating a fish and drinking. A wine bottle is in one of his hands and fish bones at his feet. The hallmarks, also found on the inner rim of the lid, include a ©, a diamond, a clock face with month 8, the HBC logo (treble clef), and DL for David Lawrence.
This Treasure Jest comes in a presentation box with a Harmony Kingdom pamphlet. The sticker on the box also has the hand written number 2521 of 5600. The piece measures 2.36 x 2.36 x 1.77 inches. It is in excellent condition. The model identification in TJSEP98F.
Kitty's Kipper can be found in The Harmony Kingdom Reference Guide by Leanna Barron on p. 38.