This incredibly detailed enamel box celebrates the life of Pope John Paul II, Head of the Catholic Church until his death in 2005. The painting on the box’s lid shows the Holy Father with St Peter’s in the background, and the scenes around the base feature Krakow Cathedral, statues of Saints Peter and Paul, Michelangelo’s Pieta and the Pope’s coat of arms. The inner lid shows the Pope addressing a congregation, while on the base is a single word, Amen. Crafted in Bilston, once the heart of Britain’s enamelling industry, the box was made using the traditional technique of enamel on copper.
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.