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Primordial Soup

Primordial Soup

$ 150.00

Part of a beautiful collection purchased from a former collector, this box has been carefully checked and is in perfect condition with the original box. ~ Jules


Animal: Turtles 

Artist: Peter Calvesbert

Subset Name: Extra Large Treasure Jest

Made In: England

Status: Retired

Carving Date: 1995

Release Date: 12/1/1995

Retirement Date: 4/1/1999

Edition Size: 7542

Dimensions (Inches): 5.51 x 5.08 x 5.51



This box figurine is based on the Iroquois creation myth in which Great turtle invites his fellow turtles to dive to the bottom of the sea in order to gather earth to place upon his back. This piece is covered with hundreds of turtles, one wearing a ribbon reading, "Linford," for the British athlete Linford Christyie, and another a pendant with, "ZH" for Zoe Heller, a famous British journalist. "NOEL," for Noel Wiggins, is carved into a turtle shell. The mouse can be found on the top of the box, near the turtle that has unique taste in jewelry. Two other mice are hidden as well. Inside the box figurine is the planet Saturn, stars, a crescent moon, comet, a large turtle shell with number "48" (Peter's address), and footprints leading to a manhole. Hallmarks include apple, clock face with month 12, HBC logo, and Pc.