Halcyon Days Enamels England Round Box Doves on Branches Design Happy Birthday
Description: A beautiful small round-shaped enamel on copper box by Halcyon Days Enamels of England. This green 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 two doves perched on branches having green leaves within an oval with the word Happy Birthday above it. There is also red highlights and small red flowers below it. The box has shaped sides, which are green in color and a flat round base. The box is white on the inside with the back of the lid having the image of a floral arrangement with a ribbon. The bottom of the inside is not decorated. 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. 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 green in color and has the maker's mark. 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 and would make a nice addition to your collection of small enameled boxes. 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 ~1 3/4" diameter at the base and is ~1 1/8" high to the top of the lid. This small box weighs about 1.5 ounces.
Maker: Halcyon Days Enamels.
Marks: Marked on the bottom with the Halcyon Days mark consisting of the words "Designed by Halcyon Days London, Made in England" in an oval shape with the words Bilston and Battersea Enamels in the center of the oval. There is also a paper label with the letter "B" within a circle with scalloped border. See photos for additional details.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful vintage piece for gift giving or to add to your collection.
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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