Halcyon Days Enamels England Box USA White House No. 93/200 Horchow Collection
Description: A beautiful small rectangle-shaped enamel on copper box by Halcyon Days Enamels of England. This maroon colored box has a hinged lid that looks very much like the antique (18th century) Battersea enameled patch boxes in shape and profile. The lid of the box is decorated with a colorful transfer depicting the image of the White House in Washington DC. The image shows green lawns and red roses in the forefront. The box is undecorated on the sides and the sides are curved. Both top and bottom are fitted with brass rings having a hinge on the back and a thumb piece on the front top portion. The inside of the box is also enameled and has a white coloring. There is writing in black on the inside of the lid which reads "I never forget that I live in a house owned by all the American people and that I have been given their trust" Franklin D. Roosevelt. Of course, as is always the case with these English enamels these decorations are transfers as opposed to being hand painted. The bottom of the box is also light maroon in color and has the maker's mark. The base also has an indication that only 2000 pieces of this design were mad and that the box at hand is number 93. The brass ends of both the top and bottom are clean and add immensely to the beauty of this box. This is a very nice piece of some historic significance to add to your collection of small enameled boxes or US landmarks collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but most likely sometime in the 1980s or 1990s.
Origin: Made in England.
Size: The enameled box is ~2 3/8" by ~1 1/2" at the base and is ~3/4" high to the top of the lid. This small box weighs about 2 ounces.
Maker: Halcyon Days Enamels.
Marks: Marked on the bottom with the Halcyon Days mark consisting of the words Halcyon Days Enamels England and the words Bilston & Battersea Enamels Revival below it all within an oval shape made of leaves on a branch with a logo we know consists of a lion and a unicorn standing against a shield with a crown on top. There is also the words "by Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen Suppliers of Objects D'Art" under the logo. There is also the following notation below the marker's mark; "In an edition limited to 200 the number of this box is 93. A collector's Edition commissioned by The Horchow Collection".
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful vintage piece from a limited edition which would make a great addition to any collection or can be used as a great gift.
Condition: The box is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, repairs or crazing. The box is clean and the lid closes very well. Please see photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of this box.
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