Here is a Harmony Kingdom pendant called "Royal Flotilla". This small pendant featuring a school of fish was carved by Peter Calvesbert and is part of a series called The Garden Party. The top three fish unscrew to reveal a small opening, and the original Harmony Ball logo is incised in the bottom. A dark green silk cord is included.
There is a lot of humor to this pendant ... each fish has a different facial expression. On one side you will see a fish painted in light green, and on the other side there is a fish painted dark red; the fish at the top is painted gold. Peter's signature mouse is peeking through the mouth of another fish. Harmony Kingdom pendants were an early series and this group of fish was released in 1996, and retired in 1998. The hallmarks are on the back of the top and include a diamond, clock face with month 2, and PC.
In 1995, the company began putting a crown stamp somewhere on the box to denote the year of production. While the crown remains the same, the icon at the top of the crown changes from year to year. Because this pendant does not have the "crown stamp" on the inside of the top, it means it is an early piece produced before July 1995. These Harmony Kingdom items without the crown stamp are more rare and hard to find.
Harmony Kingdom designs are hand crafted, using marble resin, from original carvings. Then each is hand painted and tinted for a one-of-a-kind figurine. The boxes and pendants are hand painted by citizens of the rural English countryside of the South Cotswolds. There are differences in colorations on each piece.
Royal Flotilla is in perfect condition, from the inventory of a closed store. It will come packaged in the original green tube-style box. Unlike some of the later pendants, the top to this pendant screws on securely.
This pendant is so cute and because of a flat bottom, it can sit in a grouping of other Harmony Kingdom items. It would make a terrific gift for anyone who collects fish.
This creative pendant is referenced in "The Harmony Kingdom Reference Guide" by Leanna Barron (2002), page 99.
SIZE: 2 inches high
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