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Harmony Kingdom - Spring Bouquet Prototype Auction ended April 2, 2000

The HK House of Peers, Harmony Ball Company, and Martin Perry Studios presented a rare and unique prototype of the Spring Bouquet Limited Edition Holiday Bouquet for this special Spring auction. The auction began March 28, 2000, on eBay and ended April 2, 2000.

is Red Cross Month!

American Red Cross

Spring Bouquet Prototype
Spring Bouquet Prototype

This charity auction benefits the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Services. The mission of the American Red Cross Disaster Services is to ensure nationwide disaster planning, preparedness, community disaster education, mitigation, and response that will provide the American people with quality services delivered in a uniform, consistent, and responsive manner.

The American Red Cross responds to disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, fires, or other situations that cause human suffering or create human needs that those affected cannot alleviate without assistance.

This Spring Bouquet prototype is one of the first two of four holiday bouquets to be offered in 2000.
The colours on this box figurine are vivid and differ considerably from the retail version.

Spring Bouquet Prototype
Spring Bouquet Prototype
The Spring Bouquet prototype was carved by Sherman Drackett. This is the first colour sample for the box figurine, and was made at Wimberley Mills in the UK.

Limited Edition bouquets have been part of Lord Byron's Harmony Garden series since its introduction. The first limited edition bouquet was the Rose Basket, and in 1999 four more appeared. Each of the holiday bouquets are released in limited editions of 5,000; carved by Sherman Drackett with Monique Baldwin contributing to the interiors.

The interior of this Spring Bouquet prototype is different from the version produced for retail sale. In the retail version, Lord Byron, the ladybug, dances with his friends around a Maypole. In this prototype, two lambs greet you in the interior.

Spring Bouquet Prototype - interior
Spring Bouquet Prototype - interior

Spring Bouquet Prototype - base

Martin Perry titled and numbered the base, authenticating it as a Harmony Kingdom prototype. The distress marks you see in the photo of the base are common in prototypes. The item is otherwise free of nicks, cracks or other damage.

Auction Specifics:


Payment in US dollars by money order or bank draft, made out to the American Red Cross, for the amount of the winning bid. Buyer pays shipping and insurance with a second money order or bank draft, payable to HK House of Peers, both sent to the HOP Treasurer. Personal checks cannot be accepted.

The Spring Bouquet prototype box figurine ships to you within one business day of receipt of payment. Your American Red Cross payment is forwarded to them within one business day of receipt, with a letter from the HK House of Peers acknowledging your contribution.

This auction was held on
eBay Auction
and ended April 2, 2000
raising $2,000.00



Harmony Kingdom Spring Bouquet Proto CHARITY

And, the Bid History was:

Bid History


Spring Bouquet Prototype - interior Thank You! 'paragon'

This was a charity auction sponsored by the HK House of Peers for the American Red Cross. Donations to the American Red Cross, as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, may be U.S. tax deductible for the amount greater than the fair market value of this piece. For answers to specific questions, refer to Internal Revenue Service Publication 526, which is available on the IRS website, or see your tax accountant, or a tax attorney.




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