Bamboozled - Harmony Kingdom Giant Panda - V1
The near extinction of the Giant Panda makes this piece’s subject matter a very serious one.
The tombstone inside inscribed “1000 to Save” and the “1000” carved on a bamboo shoot refers to what scientists believed was the number of giant pandas remaining in the mountains of China at the time of carving. Not only are pandas threatened by poaching, but by the deforestation of the bamboo forests where they live as well.
Bamboo, being the panda’s staple diet, is essential to its survival. Nonetheless, in this box figurine, the panda shares his bamboo with the mouse. On Version 1, the bamboo shoots were tinted yellow and the leaves green. Version 2 was left untinted, except for the black of the Panda. Some mould changes were made to reduce rejects during production, which included widening the space between the Panda’s arms, and bringing two leaves closer together.
Hallmarks include ©, heart, HBC logo, ed.#, and Pc.
About 2.5" long, 2" wide, 2.64" tall
As with any hand-tinted product piece received will be similar but unique.