English Enamel Vintage Trinket Box
The word "halcyon" means "a happy, peaceful period in the past." Halcyon Days LTD enameled trinket boxes, made in Bilston, Staffordshire, England, hark back to the Bilston and Battersea enameled boxes made in the 18th century. Founded in 1950, Halcyon Days held the Royal Warrant of the late Queen Mother Elizabeth and still holds that of Queen Elizabeth II; their seals are imprinted in gold on the inner lid.
This lovely box is decorated with "To a Dear Friend" in black script, surrounded by teal scrolls and pink roses. The sides are robin's egg blue, with the blue bottom printed with the Halcyon Days/Bilston and Battersea mark.
The interior of the trinket box is white enamel. Printed on the underside of the lid is a drawing of a bee skep with a swarm of bees emerging, denoting harmony and good fortune (bees are a recurrent them on Halcyon Days boxes).
From front to back across the top measures 1 5/8 inches; it's nearly an inch high and weighs 1 1/2 ounces. It is nestled in blue velvet in its original 3 inch square box, along with the original descriptive blue booklet titled "Certificate of Origin." We've shown all of this in our photos; if you'd like to read the information on the booklet, be sure to click on the photo to enlarge it. Everything is in excellent condition, with virtually no wear. It makes a wonderful gift...for your dear friend or for yourself.