Free Shipping on all US Orders over $50!

Flight of Fancy

Regular price $ 55.00

Shipping calculated at checkout.

Secrets: Hornbills are famous for their unusual nesting habits. When Mr. and Mrs. decide its time for baby hornbills, the mother chooses a natural nesting cavity and then is sealed inside with a mixture mud and water, leaving a small slit for air and food. Dad’s job is to keep mom happy and well fed and his mate and chicks are completely dependent upon him at this time - if he is hunted or dies, the entire family will most likely not survive. This private couple tacked up a “Do not disturb” sign on their tree. In case of pregnancy cravings, bags of crisps and chocolate bars abound. “Cotswold Wildlife Park” inscribed on a branch refers to a park where Great Indian Hornbills live. “Cuckoo 17.4.02” refers to the date that Peter Calvesbert observed a cuckoo, back in England after migrating. The artist’s signature mouse checks out the view from the nesting cavity. The Version One interior shows the gear used by a keeper to retrieve a feather (which now has a place of pride in Peter Calvesbert’s studio). The infinity version interior shows hatching eggs.

Animal: Hornbills

Artist: Peter Calvesbert
Collection Name: Treasure Jest
Subset Name: Small Treasure Jest
Made In: England
Status: Retired
Carving Date: 2002
Release Date: 5/24/2002
In Store Date: 9/1/2002
Retirement Date: 3/25/2005
Edition Size: 4829
Dimensions (Inches): 1.9 x 1.3 x 3.25