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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

Artist: Peter Calvesbert

Collection Name: Treasure Jest
Subset Name: Small Treasure Jest
Made In: England
Status: Retired
Carving Date: 1996
Release Date: 6/1/1996
Retirement Date: 10/1/2000
Edition Size: 26018
Dimensions (Inches): 2.76 x 1.97 x 2.52

S e c r e t s: The pigs on the first 1400 figurines were painted ivory, pink, and brown. The next 4200 were left unpainted. In May 1997, the original colouration was re-introduced in response to collectors' feedback. Inside the box figurine is the pigs' favourite fruit, an apple, but a small number have been found empty. 'Blue 20.4.96,' etched inside a pig's ear, marks the arrival of a new member to the Calvesbert family, Andrea's horse, Soldier Blue. Inscribed along the top rim of the box is the alphanumeric code '2125' for Babe, the pig made famous first by a local English children's writer, and then on the big screen. Hallmarks include ©, diamond, clock face with month 4, interior HBC logo, and Pc.