Carved by Harmony Kingdom artist, Peter Calvesbert, this humorous Treasure Jest is called "Boarding School", and it features two dolphins, two baleen whales, one hammerhead shark, and one great white shark. Inside the box, Mad Murphy the penguin has found a treasure chest full of money and is showing it to an awe-struck fish.
Peter's signature mouse is found on the base behind a shark's tail.
This limited production treasure jest was produced exclusively for a gift shop buying group, Gift Concepts Creations (GCC), and was not available at all dealers.
The hallmarks are on the base, and include the copyright mark, the HBC logo, & Pc (for Peter Calvesbert). The label on the bottom of the box shows it was made in England. This box was released in 1998 and 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 box with brochure. This popular collectible is referenced in "The Harmony Kingdom Reference Guide" by Leanna Barron (2002), page 237.
SIZE: 2 inches high & 2.75 inches wide
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