Aria Amorosa - Elephant Seals
Released in 1998, this early HK box figurine depicts two elephant seals, lovingly entwined, performing a nautical duet. A plimsol line with numerical markings runs down the belly of one of them, represents the amount of oil that can be extracted from an elephant seal. The cigarette lighter under the other seal’s flipper represents a North Wales beach littered with them.
The inspiration for the rat carved inside was a the result of a misheard topical news item titled the “Montserrat catastrophe,” - a volcano threatening to erupt in the Caribbean. Hallmarks include ©, heart, HBC logo, ed.#, and Pc, with "P. Calvesbert" on the base.
1.93" wide, 2.83" long, 2.95" high
As with any hand-tinted product, piece received will be similar but unique.