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Halcyon Days Enamels Small Enameled Box Handpainted Floral Design Artist Signed Made in England

  • $ 97.77

Description: A contemporary beautiful lidded enamel on copper small box by Halcyon Days Enamels of England. The box, which is shaped in the form of a basket with curved sides, is decorated with very colorful drawing depicting flowers growing along a brick wall on the sides. The top of the hinged lid has the drawing of a basket with a floral arrangement, butterflies, and garden insects. The box is enameled inside and out with the inside being white in color with the artist signature in the bottom and the legend "We must cultivate our garden-Voltaire Candid 1759" on the inside of the lid both in black under glaze. The decoration of this piece appears to be hand painted within a transfer outline. Very unusual for these boxes and we assume that is why it is signed, which is also unusual. The bottom of the box is white and has the maker's mark. The brass hinged lid adds to the beauty of this dainty box with an outwards extending thumb piece. This is a very nice piece to add to your collection of small enameled boxes. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: Unknown but most likely in the last half of the 20th century.

Origin: England.

Size: Measures ~1 1/8" in diameter at the base, ~1 5/8" diameter on top, and is by ~1 1/4" high to the top of the lid. The piece weighs about 1.5 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.

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

Condition: The box is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, repairs or crazing. The hinge is in excellent shape and works well. In addition, the box closes tightly and just feels great in your hand. Please see photos to appreciate the beauty and condition of this great piece.

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