Carved by Harmony Kingdom artist, Peter Calvesbert, this early extra large Treasure Jest is called "Mad Dogs and Englishmen", and features a scene on an English village green where six men, 21 dogs, and one frightened cat have become entangled. This box is fun to turn and see all of the crazy and interesting positions that the dogs and men have gotten themselves into. Peter's signature mouse is behind the head of the man saving the cat. Inside the box is a giant bone.
Some of the strange things on the box figurine are a bulldog with "Love" and "Hate" tattooed across his knuckles, a man being licked by a dog, and only the shoe visible for one man.
This Extra Large box figurine is from the "Hi-Jinx" series, and was released in 1994 and retired in 1998; there is an amazing amount of details in the carving. This being an early work of art, the hallmarks on the base include the copyright mark, No. 3, Antiquark, and PC 94 U.K. When Martin Perry formed the cottage industry that became Harmony Kingdom, the business was originally called Antiquark, and it is rare to find one of the early boxes with the Antiquark name on it.
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.
This Treasure Jest is in perfect condition, from the inventory of a closed store, and it will come in the original Harmony Kingdom green canister box with brochure. This popular collectible is referenced in "The Harmony Kingdom Reference Guide" by Leanna Barron (2002), page 96. This Treasure Jest has a very clever theme, with many hidden secrets. It makes a great gift for a dog groomer or a veterinarian.
SIZE: 3.5 inches wide and 4.5 inches high
"Mad Dogs and Englishmen" - #TJXLHO
We have a large selection of Harmony Kingdom, some of which are rare and hard to find.