This group of four dogs has raided the artist’s dustbin (trash can) outside his house at number 48. One wears a collar and another dangles a chain leash, suggesting that he has just escaped from his owner. The mouse is located in the discarded bones. One of The Harmony Circus Ringmaster’s boots can be found inside, sometimes the left boot and other times the right. The first 1446 pieces had a heavily painted red dog (until August 1996), after which the colour was subdued. The name of the piece has had multiple spellings. Hallmarks include ©, diamond, mirror image clock face with month 7, HBC logo, and Pc.
Part of a beautiful collection purchased from a former collector who never displayed her collection, this box has been carefully checked and is in perfect condition with the original box. The outer green box shows some slight age and storage wear. ~ Jules
Animal: Dogs in Trash Can
Artist: Peter Calvesbert
Made In: England
Carving Date: 1996
Release Date: 6/1/1996
Dimensions (Inches): 2.44 x 1.97 x 2.64