The HK House of Peers and Harmony Kingdom offers you the
opportunity to win an extremely rare box figurine prototype of Fragonard. At the same time you would be
assisting NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill), a grass roots
organization dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement
quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases. All proceeds from this
auction will be donated to NAMI in
the winners name.
Master Carver David Lawrence, Fragonard was produced in England, as a small Treasure Jest. The Fragonard prototype
offered here has the pig holding a beer mug, instead of
a bunch of roses, as in the production box.
Fragonard was issued
in the spring of 2004, as a fixed edition of 2500 pieces worldwide.
Only 250 were made with the beer mug, this being the first
Fragonard HK Secrets:
Fragonard is a famous perfumery in France. A
lovelorn pig has decided he'll need a large bottle of the
wonderful scent to conceal the odor of the sty while on his
romantic escapades. One trotter clutches the "PIG BREEDER'S
GAZETTE" - has he been reading the personal ads? In the other
trotter he holds a bunch of roses. The sack in front of him
contains "Pork Scratchings," a fried pig skin "snack" often found
for sale in pubs. One evening at the pub David's friend broke a
tooth while munching on scratchings. On the interior we find a
tooth and the carving "No Wis." This is the 123rd box figurine
David has carved for Harmony Kingdom.
||The carving detail on this prototype Fragonard is wonderful! From the tips of hooves, to his expressive face, this fellow is quite
the charmer. He will steal your heart!
Fragonard has all the
hallmarks inscribed on the rim of the lid. Neither the lid nor the
base are marked with the crown stamp.
This incredible auction
is for the first prototype box figurine, of the extremely rare Fragonard with beer mug!
The bottom of the base is marked: DL PIG P #001 Cheer. Perhaps the
word 'cheer' refers to a toast he's making with the mug of ale.
Please do not miss out on this great
opportunity to add a very rare and very special piece to your
collection! You will not only bring joy to yourself, but you will
help bring joy to those who NAMI supports.
was held on eBay
ended December 19, 2004
raising $306.00 for NAMI
NAMI is the nation's leading grassroots organization solely dedicated
to improving the lives of persons with severe mental illnesses
(major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia,
obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders). Their
efforts focus on support to persons with serious mental illnesses
and to their families. They advocate non-discriminatory and
equitable federal and state policies; increased research funding
into the causes, symptoms, and treatments for mental illness; and
education to eliminate the pervasive stigma toward severe mental
illness. Through advocacy and education, NAMI translates
biomedical research advances into effective treatment and services
for individuals with serious mental illness.
This is a charity auction sponsored by the HK House of Peers to benefit NAMI.
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If you have any questions about this auction, e-mail the [HOP Charity Coordinator]
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