Made exclusively for The Moomin Shop London, Covent Garden, the ORIGINAL Moomin Shop to celebrate the Moomins on the Riviera Movie. This exquisite collector’s piece, hand painted on a gold mount, this is a limited edition of just 100 pieces! Halcyon Days is one of the very few remaining companies to nurture the art of enamelling onto copper a technique which dates back to the 18th century. Their finely painted English enamel boxes are renowned around the world for their beauty and quality. Every one of our Halcyon Days enamels has been individually handcrafted and comes complete with a certificate of authenticity which explains all about the original artwork. Finished with unique glaze to bring added shine to the beauty of the enamel, Halcyon Days objets d'art are beautifully gift wrapped and ready to present. A gift of an enamel box is a gift to be treasured. Halcyon Days is a one of only fourteen companies to hold all three Royal Warrants and is the only supplier of Objets d’Art. 1972 Granted first Royal Warrant by Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. 1978 Granted the Royal Warrant of Her Majesty The Queen. 1987 Granted the Royal Warrants of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Edinburgh and The Prince of Wales.
Each enamel box has been lovingly handcrafted by a team of highly skilled artisans. The process, which has been handed down through generations, requires painstaking accuracy, patience and dedication. It begins as a simple copper mould before being cleaned and coated with a thin layer of enamel. It then enters a kiln at 800C for 7-8 minutes. This process is repeated no less than five times to ensure that the finish is hard, glossy and flawless in preparation for the painting and decoration. The artists paint the design by hand, using special enamel paints which can take days depending on the complexity of each design. The enamel is then fired a final time before it is checked, assembled and beautifully packaged.
Measurements: 5 x 5cmFirst in a series of three Limited Edition Boxes celebrating the Moomins on The Riviera Movie.