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Mother Load

Name: Mother Load
Artist: Peter Calvesbert
Item No: TJPI4
Collection Name: Treasure Jest
Subset Name: Small Treasure Jest
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Made In: England
Status: Fixed Edition
Carving Date: 2006
Release Date: 2/5/2007
In Store Date: 4/15/2007
Retirement Date:
Edition Size: 750
US Issue Price in USD: $75
UK Issue Price in GBP: £
CAN Issue Price in CND: $
Category: Box Figurine
Dimensions (Inches): 2.5 x 2.75 x 3.25
Ordering Information: Available at select HK dealers or through the secondary market.

S e c r e t s

Master Carver Peter Calvesbert frequently consults The Guinness Book of Animal Facts and Feats, his “gold mine of useless information”. In the pig section, he read about a sow which “threw” 34 piglets. This set him off thinking what chaos feeding time must have been. “Mother Load” portrays a resigned mum in such a situation. Peter couldn’t quite carve 34 piglets into his model, running out of room at 22 (we think). “Hogzilla”, inscribed on the lid, references a 12-foot-long wild hog that is part of local legend in small towns across Southern Georgia. The owner claims that the hog, now deceased, weighed 1,000 pounds. A second inscription, “Anne Langton”, refers to a collector who has amassed the largest pig collection in the UK, according to said Guinness record book. Within the sow sculpture are sausages, each inscribed with the name of a well-known pig from film or literature.

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