Carved by Harmony Kingdom artist, Peter Calvesbert, this box figurine is part of the Large Treasure Jest Series. "Quiet Waters" features a tufted duck, with very elaborately carved feathers. Since this is a very early piece by Peter, it does not incorporate the hidden mouse or any Harmony Kingdom hallmarks. Peter Calvesbert went to work for the small business that became Harmony Kingdom in 1990 and sculpted several duck box figurines at that time. These were not put into production until 1995.
This "Quiet Waters" version is considered a First Edition, and one of the first produced as shown by the inside being empty. Later versions had an egg inside, but this one is smooth inside. The year of production hallmark stamp on the bottom is the crown with treble clef that was used in 1995. Later versions had the word "Zoe" or the HBC logo inscribed under the tail, but this one has no writing. This is one of the more rare and hard to find versions by Peter.
This popular collectible is referenced in "The Harmony Kingdom Reference Guide" by Leanna Barron (2002), page 89. Released in 1995, it was retired in 1999.
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 place card. We will also include some small brochures with information on Harmony Kingdom.
SIZE: 4 inches length x 2.5 inches high
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We have a large selection of Harmony Kingdom, some of which are rare and hard to find.