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Tabby Tenement

Name: Tabby Tenement
Artist: Peter Calvesbert
Item No: TJCA22
Collection Name: Treasure Jest
Subset Name: Small Treasure Jest
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Made In: England
Status: Open
Carving Date: 2007
Release Date: 2/6/2008
In Store Date: 5/20/2008
Retirement Date:
Edition Size:
US Issue Price in USD: $75
UK Issue Price in GBP: £
CAN Issue Price in CND: $
Category: Box Figurine
Dimensions (Inches): 3 x 3 x 3.25
Ordering Information: Available at your HK dealer.

S e c r e t s

“Tabby Tenement” is third in a series of intricate animal pile box figurines created by Master Carver Peter Calvesbert (“Weight of the World” and “Atlas Shrugged” being the other two). The bottom cat has spotted a mouse and is trying to hold all the other cats at bay. Peter’s pet cat, Lucy, is a great hunter and is trying her hardest to empty the garden of all birds and rodents. The interior of “Tabby Tenement” shows the three birds that Peter has rescued from her jaws (so far). Peter tried and failed to find an estimate of how many cats there are in the world. He did discover that America is the country with the most cats at 76,430,000 and the United Kingdom was seventh with 7,700,000 (his reference did not cite who counted them)! The lid bears the name of the cartoon character Sylvester J. Pussycat, who was named after the Latin name for the cat - Felis Sylvestris Catus.

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