Halcyon Days God Save Our Gracious Queen Enamel Box
Honouring Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, this charming enamel box has been hand painted in cypher green and then decorated with illustrations of the flowers of the realm; roses, thistles, daffodils, clovers. This exquisite floral centre piece frames the words, ‘God save our gracious Queen’, which encompasses both the sentiment of the box and the title of the British national anthem.
Gold mounted for an opulent finish, this regal keepsake is a wonderful addition to your royal collection.
Founded by Susan Benjamin in 1950, Halcyon Days was initially a small antiques shop based on Avery Row in London which specialised in dealing with English antiques, in particular small enamel boxes. By 1959 the company had outgrown its original premises and moved to its home on Brook Street, where it remained for some 50 years. It now operates a shop in the Royal Exchange in the City of London ( opens September 2016 ) and from its offices and showroom in Knightsbridge, London.
Whilst the English craft of enamelling onto copper flourished during the 18th century, by the 1830s it had almost disappeared; consequently the pieces which Halcyon Days specialised in were extremely rare. In 1970 Susan Benjamin established a collaboration with enamel manufacturer Bilston and Battersea Enamels.
In 1978 Halcyon Days was granted the Royal Warrant of Queen Elizabeth II, followed in 1987 by the Royal Warrants of the Duke of Edinburgh and The Prince of Wales, as the first ever ‘Suppliers of Objets d’Art’.
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