Carved by Harmony Kingdom artist, Peter Calvesbert, this duck carving is called "Waddles", and it features a solid body duck with his wings out-stretched. This duck is from the NetsUKe series which is inspired by Japanese netsuke miniature figurines. This series is hand crafted of crushed marble and resin with the look and feel of ivory.
Peter Calvesbert usually includes a small mouse on his carvings, but did not put one on this piece. However, he did inscribe the letters "xxxk" on the underside of the right wing. There is a lot of detail on this miniature duck that is not a box like most of the Harmony Kingdom pieces.
The hallmarks are on the base, and include the copyright mark, the HBC logo, & Pc (for Peter Calvesbert). The label on the bottom shows it was made in England. This duck was released in 1999 and was retired in 2000.
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 miniature duck is in perfect condition, from the inventory of a closed store, 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 114.
SIZE: 2.5 inches high
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