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Designed To Kill

Name: Designed To Kill
Artist: Peter Calvesbert
Item No: TJAL3
Collection Name: Treasure Jest
Subset Name: Small Treasure Jest
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Made In: England
Status: Fixed Edition
Carving Date: 2004
Release Date: 3/15/2005
In Store Date: 6/1/2005
Retirement Date:
Edition Size: 1500
US Issue Price in USD: $65
UK Issue Price in GBP: £
CAN Issue Price in CND: $
Category: Box Figurine
Dimensions (Inches): 2.3 x 2.3 x 2.4
Ordering Information: Available at select HK dealers or through the secondary market.

S e c r e t s

This crocodile box figurine harkens back to the original – not to the 200 million year old reptile but to “Swamp Song”, one of HK’s earliest pieces. Unlike “Swamp Song”, here the crocodiles face their audience instead of each other. Notice their accouterment – a handbag, waistcoat and pair of shoes – all made of crocodile skin! Because of overhunting, most crocodiles are endangered, but this hasn’t discouraged illicit trade in their skin. Peter’s signature mouse peeks out of a bullet hole found on the purse. Cango, carved into the lid, is a South African crocodile farm to which Peter took his wife on their honeymoon. The interior features a semi-submerged croc.

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