Spa Treatment Description
Master Carver Peter Calvesbert revisits the hippo theme after a twelve year hiatus. The sweet and simple ﾓItﾒs A Fine Dayﾔ was released in 1993. ﾓSpa Treatmentﾔ is a very different take on this behemoth creature, with naturalism, humor and secrets loading it down. ﾓThe Ashesﾔ and ﾓ2-1ﾔ inscribed on the lid refer to the riveting English and Australian cricket match that gripped Peter and the entire country during the carving of the piece. England was up 2-1, and if the third match came up a win, they would take back the coveted ﾓashesﾔ ﾖ the remains of a burnt bail presented to the English after beating the Australians on the 1882/83 Australian tour. But Australia has not lost in twenty years! ﾓFlandersﾔ and ﾓSwannﾔ refer to singer songwriters whose most famous song was about a hippopotamus: ﾓ. . .mud, mud, glorious mud. . .ﾔ. Inside, crocodile heads are seen poking up. Peter couldnﾒt decide whether heﾒd rather swim across a crocodile or hippo infested river.