Mischievous Tom Kitten is the star of this adorable enamel box from Halcyon Days. Beatrix Potter’s much-loved naughty cat is having his face determinedly cleaned by his mum, as his littermates look on. Moppet and Mittens are painted again on the base, while Tom himself reappears on the inside of the lid (complete with popped buttons). The inside also features the opening lines of the famous story. The rectangular box
has Halcyon Days’ signature gilt rim.
It is crafted in Bilston, home of British enamelling. This historic technique of enamelling onto copper brings extra vibrancy to the painting.
This is a limited edition from a run of 250 boxes.
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.