The HK House of Peers and Harmony Kingdom offers you the
opportunity to win an extremely rare box figurine prototype of Greenman's Grove, a Harmony
Kingdom Treasure Jest, carved by Master Carver Mel Heald. At the same time you would be
assisting NAMI (the National Alliance
on Mental Illness), a grass roots
organization dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement
quality of life for all whose lives are affected by these diseases.
|Greenman's Grove Prototype
Master Carver Mel Heald, Greenman's
Grove was produced as a small Treasure Jest box figurine. The Greenman's Grove offered here is a prototype, made at
Wimberley Mills in England.
Greenman's Grove (TJMYGM) was issued
as a fixed edition of 2500 pieces worldwide, in the fall of 2003. It
has been retired.
Greenman's Grove HK Secrets:
The Green Man, a face surrounded by leaves, is an ancient symbol. In
different ages and different countries he has represented nature gods,
ancestral faces, the Lord of Greenwood, a forest demon, or wild man.
Here the Green Man is shown as a protective spirit of the forest,
gathering all the birds, animals, and even fairies beneath his
sheltering boughs. On the inside of the box figurine is an acorn cap.
Acorns symbolize life, rebirth and immortality.
Greenman's Grove Prototype
Up for bidding we have a
special Greenman's Grove by
Mel Heald. This small Treasure Jest is a one of a kind prototype. When
you compare the production version from your collection with these
pictures, you will see why this piece is so very special.
All of the animals are
beautifully painted in a reddish brown stain. The frog near the base
and the bird on the Greenman's head are distinctively painted green.
Even the fairies' wings, rocks, mushrooms, and branches are stained in
a much darker coloring than the original production version. The face
takes on an even more fatherly/protector type look with the use of
|Greenman's Grove Prototype
In addition to the beautiful coloring there are other differences. The
production piece has an acorn cap inside the box, while this is empty.
There are no hallmarks on this piece. The base is marked NOT COLOR
Greenman's Grove Prototype Interior
Greenman's Grove Prototype Base
All in all this piece is much closer in its coloring to the picture of the Greenman's Grove from the
Harmony Kingdom Website. If you love the Greenman, this is a must have
for your collection. With your winning bid you support the efforts of NAMI,
in their quest to help those persons living with serious mental
was held on eBay
ended March 26, 2006
raising $330.00 for NAMI
NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness)
is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated
to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness
(major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia,
obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders) and their
families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation's voice on
mental illness, a national organization including NAMI
organizations in every state and in over 1100 local communities
across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission
through advocacy, research, support, and education.
This is a charity auction sponsored by the HK House of Peers to benefit NAMI.
Visit the eBay auction for specific auction details.
If you have any questions about this auction, e-mail the [HOP Charity Coordinator]
at [email@example.com] before bidding.