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Halcyon Days Enamels Ltd Edition Box Donald Hamilton Fraser Poinsettia Painting

  • $ 97.77

Description: A vintage beautiful lidded enamel on copper round box by Halcyon Days Enamels of England. The box has straight rising sides with emanating from a round flat base. The box is decorated with colorful transfer paint showing a poinsettia flower in a brown pot with blue, white and black background. The inside of the lid has the notation "POINSETTIA after a painting by Donald Hamilton Fraser ARA". The bottom of the inside has the letters RA in a monogram fashion for Royal Academy of Arts. According to the notation on the bottom of the box this is box number 72 of 100 issued by the Royal Academy of Arts in 1981. The brass hinged lid has an outwards extending thumb piece. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.

Additional Information: According to the internet "Donald Hamilton Fraser, who died on September 2nd, 2009 aged 80, was one of the most successful and well-regarded Modernist painter / printmakers of the immediate postwar generation. He studied at St Martin's School of Art, London from 1949 to 1952, and gained a French Government Scholarship to Paris in 1953 where he lived and worked for two years from 1953 to 1954. In 1957 he became Visiting Tutor at the Royal College of Art, London, where he remained until 1983."

Date: The box is dated 1981.

Origin: England.

Size: The box measures ~2 1/8" in diameter at the base and is ~1 3/8" high to the top of the lid. The box weighs over 2.5 ounces.

Maker: Halcyon Days Enamels.

Marks: Marked on the bottom with the Halcyon Days Enamels mark with the notation "ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS 1981 In an edition limited to 100, the number of this box is 72" above the mark.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful vintage piece from a very limited edition issue which would make a great addition to any collection.

Condition: The box is in very good condition with no chips, no cracks, and no repairs. A beautiful box which would make a worthy addition to any collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.

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