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NEWSFLASH - OCTOBER 13, 2007

 
Harmony Kingdom - Bon Appétit Prototype
Charity Auction
Ended October 21, 2007

Auction Results
 

The HK House of Peers and Harmony Kingdom offered you the opportunity to win this rare solid body prototype of the rare version of Bon Appétit (TJFR7). 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 of the quality of life for all whose lives are affected by these diseases.

Bon Appétit Prototype
Bon Appétit Prototype
 

Bon Appétit was carved by Master Carver Peter Calvesbert and released in a fixed edition of only 600 pieces in 2007. Of the 600 pieces, 500 were released with the frog wearing a beret; only 100 were without the beret—and this is a prototype of the rare version!
 

Bon Appétit HK Secrets:

Now it's every Englishman's duty to talk about the "Frogs", oops we mean the French, in a derogatory manner. We're not sure why. It can't be that we are jealous of them. Apart from their greater land mass, glorious food and wines, beautiful women, sexy language, exquisite taste and many famous artists, writers and philosophers, they have nothing going for them! Peter's frog in "Bon Appétit" is curious to see why he is a French delicacy and to find out if he really does taste like chicken! So rather gruesomely he has started to fry his own leg. The interior portrays another Gallic delicacy - escargot. This box figurine contains two of the artist's signature mice. Peter reports that this is completely deliberate and has nothing to do with his gradual slide into senility. 100 of the 600 Bon Appétit box figurines portray the frog sans beret and with a lid inscription of "4000 tons" - the amount of frogs legs devoured in France each year.

Bon Appétit
Bon Appétit [Production Box]

 
Peter's frog is curious to see why he is a French delicacy and to find out if he really does taste like chicken! So he has started to fry his own leg—and has a salt shaker at the ready!

 

Bon Appétit Prototype     Bon Appétit Prototype
Bon Appétit Prototype
 

  • There are no hallmarks on this prototype.
  • The regular piece has two of Peter's signature mice on the left side; one under the back of the frog's leg, the other on the front under his hand. This prototype has no mice!
  • This piece has a rectangular base that is 2.25" x 2.75" and about 3/8" thick. It is marked "PROTOTYPE FROG" on the base.

Bon Appétit Prototype     Bon Appétit Prototype
Bon Appétit Prototype
 

Bon Appétit Prototype
Bon Appétit Prototype
Bon Appétit Prototype Base
Bon Appétit Prototype Base

 

Don't miss this opportunity to add a prototype of a rare piece to your collection! With your winning bid you support the efforts of NAMI, in their dedication to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases. So hop on up and place your bid!

 

This auction was held on eBay
eBay - Prototype Charity Auction
and ended Sunday, October 21, 2007
raising
$535.00 for NAMI
 

 
National Alliance on Mental IllnessNAMI (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.
 

eBay Auction:

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 [charity@houseofpeers.com] before bidding.
 

Bon Appétit Prototype Good Luck!


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