This beautiful large enamel box by Halcyon Days depicting the Calais hot air balloon flight in 1785 was produced in the 1980's to 1990's. The oval Halcyon Days mark is on the underside. The lid is hand painted with a hot air balloon flight while the interior of the lid states: "M. Pilatre de Rozier and M. Romain ascending from Calais in the "Aero Montgolfiere" on the morning of June 15th, 1785." The interior of the base has a black and white drawing of the hot air balloon sailing above the sea with ships below.
This gorgeous enamel over copper box is in excellent condition and comes in its original lined navy presentation box. The presentation box is also in excellent condition. The enamel box measures about 2" in diameter at the base, 2.5" from hinge to clasp and stands about 1.25" high. An absolutely gorgeous box to add to your collection or give as a gift.
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