This Harmony Kingdom box figurine is called "Perished Teddies", and features two dogs running wild while tearing up soft toys, such as teddy bears. This box is for mature audiences, as children could be upset by destroyed toys. Inside of the box is a beheaded doll and an ax. This is a rare hand painted version that was only available in less than 50 boxes within the First Edition; the bears are lightly painted and the doll inside the box has some painting.
Carved by Harmony Kingdom artist, Peter Calvesbert, this Treasure Jest was released in January 1999 and was retired within two months. The box was re-released later in the year with another name and different carving inside. Another collectible line of figurines has a similar name and complained about this Treasure Jest, so the name was changed. The hallmarks are on the base, and include a star, the copyright mark, the Harmony Kingdom logo, PC, and a "1" for lst mould.
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, and there are samples or prototypes that are painted much differently.
This retired Treasure Jest is in perfect condition, and it will come in the original Harmony Kingdom green box with brochure. This popular collectible is referenced in "The Harmony Kingdom Reference Guide" by Leanna Barron (2002), page 68. We will include some small brochures with information on Harmony Kingdom.
We have a large selection of Harmony Kingdom, some of which are rare and hard to find.
Item id: RL-1823 Color: Beige, Black, Brown, White Origin: England • English Purpose: Boxes, Figurines Item type: Vintage