Halcyon Days Isambard Kingdom Brunel Enamel Box
The beautiful box by Halcyon Days was created in 2006 to mark the bicentenary of Architect Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s birth.
The beautiful box by Halcyon Days was created in 2006 to mark the bicentenary of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s birth. The lid features a painting of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, one of the celebrated engineer’s most famous designs. The sides of the box depict some of his other great works: the Great Western steamship, themThames Tunnel, the Royal Albert Bridge and the Box Tunnel in Wiltshire. Inside, there’s a copy of the iconic photograph of Brunel with the SS Great Eastern’s chains.
The rectangular box is crafted in Bilston from enamel-coated copper. This traditional technique creates the perfect surface for paint, and captures the vibrant colours of the artwork.
Limited edition of 150
Length 3 1/4″ (8.4cm)
Halcyon Days was established in London’s Mayfair in 1950. The company revived the traditional art of enamelling on copper, a technique that creates beautiful, vibrant colours. While Halcyon Days makes a variety of jewellery and luxury giftware, it’s nest-known for its exquisite enamel boxes.
As well as being loved by collectors all over the world, Halcyon Days is one of only 14 companies to hold all three Royal Warrants, for Objets D’Art. At Bonds, we have a selection of their appealing hand-painted boxes and bonbonnieres.