"Swamp Song" is from the Treasure Jest Series, and features three dancing alligators. Peter Calvesbert, the artist, usually incorporates a mouse in his work, but this is an early piece from 1993 and does not have a mouse or any inside carving. Another way you can tell this is an early work is that the eyes on the alligators have been drilled and then painted; in later versions the eyes were painted on the surface.
Peter Calvesbert's works have whimsy and humor and are highly collected. This work of art may be small, but it is loaded with details!
Harmony Kingdom boxes 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 are hand painted by citizens of the rural English countryside of the South Cotswolds. There are differences in colorations on each piece.
Since this is an early work, it does not have any hallmarks included. It was retired in 1997.
This Treasure Jest is in perfect condition, from the inventory of a closed store. It will come in its green box, with certificate. This popular collectible is referenced in "The Harmony Kingdom Reference Guide" by Leanna Barron (2002), page 77.
SIZE: 2-1/4 inches high" x 1-3/4 inches wide
"Swamp Song" - #TJAL