- Name: Bon Appétit
- Artist: Peter Calvesbert
- Item No: TJFR7
- Collection Name: Treasure Jest
- Subset Name: Small Treasure Jest
- Made In: England
- Status: Fixed
- In Store Date: 8/20/2007
- Edition Size: 600
- US Issue Price in USD: $75
- Category: Box Figurine
- Dimensions (Inches): 2 x 2.5 x 2.5
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.
Inscribed on the lid is “4000 tons” - the amount of frogs legs devoured in France each year.
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.
NEWS FLASH - THIS JUST IN
It has come to our attention that a certain beret is missing from “Bon Appétit”. According to Wimberley Mills, 100 of the 600 “Bon Appétit” box figurines portray the French frog sans beret. This variation also has the lid inscription of “4000 tons” - the amount of frogs legs devoured in France each year.
Whether you are a Francophile, an Anglophile, or a lover of delicacies of the culinary or sculptural kind, Peter’s “Bon Appétit” is a must-have piece, with or without beret Copyright © 2007 Harmony Ball Company. All rights reserved.