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Halcyon Days Enamels of England set out to revive the eighteenth century English craft of enameling over copper to produce lovely little boxes which were originally used for beauty patches, snuff, or candies.
This beautiful brown enamel box was made Halcyon Days Enamels in the 1980s to 1990s. The lid portrays a gorgeous calico cat in a scene based on the silk hanging scroll called "Cat Watching Insects" by Ran'ei. The scroll was created in the first half of the nineteenth century and is now in the Japanese collection in the British Museum.
The Cat Watching Insects enamel box is decorated with beautiful red, orange and green foliage behind the black, orange and white calico cat. The hinged lid opens easily and closes securely. The gold tone bezel is still bright and shiny. The interior of the lid has a statement about the origin of the design. The underside has the oval Halcyon Days Enamels mark as well as a copyright symbol followed by BMP for the British Museum. The box measures about 1.75" in diameter and stands about 1" tall. It is in excellent condition. There is no presentation box or pamphlet available.
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Halcyon Days Cat Watching Insects Enamel Box Based on Japanese Art Work in the British Museum
$95 USD SOLD
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