The Faust Box is an enamel basket shaped box produced by Halcyon Days in England. It was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera. The bezel closure The box lid is covered in a colorful bouquet of flowers. The interior of the lid has a quote from Faust Act II by Charles Gounod: "Fleurs ecloses pres d'elle, Dites-lui qu'elle est belle." The quote translates into English as "Flowers in bloom near her, tell her she's beautiful." The interior of the base is inscribed Opera Flowers. The underside has the oval Halcyon Days mark and further states The Metropolitan Opera, Made in Bilston, England. The base has a brass mount. The exterior of the base has a lovely array of flowers with tiny butterflies and bees hovering above. The enamel basket shaped box is 2" wide and stands 1.25" high. It closes securely and opens with ease. The box is in excellent condition and comes in its original velvet lined presentation box with "The story of Halcyon Days Enamels" booklet.
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