Halcyon Day’s charming enamel box celebrates little boyseverywhere, with the famous nursery rhyme, “What are little boys made of”. The lid is edged with snails, frogs and puppies (what else?) while the verse is in the centre. Open up the decorated lid, and you’ll find playful puppies inside the round box. The base is in a rich shade of navy blue, and the box has Halcyon Days’ characteristic gilt rim.
Crafted in Bilston, once the heart of Britain’s enamelling industry, the box uses the traditional technique of enamel on copper. This creates the perfect surface for paint, and gives the colours added depth and vibrancy.
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.