VINTAGE HALCYON DAYS ENAMEL GLOBE-ENDANGERED SPECIES
Height: 2¾ inches / 7 cm
Stock number: RG7424/0121
A vintage Halcyon Days enamel globe inscribed on the inside ‘Endangered Species of the World’ the outside is decorated with a number of animals which were on the endangered list at the time, including the panda, tiger, polar bear, whale, gorilla and many more. There is also a panel inscribed ‘Until we extend the circle of compassion to all living things, we will not ourselves find peace’ Albert Schweitzer.
This is in its original box.
Founded by Susan Benjamin in 1950, Halcyon Days was initially a small antiques shop based on Avery Row in London which specialised in dealing with English antiques, in particular small enamel boxes.
The English craft of enameling onto copper had flourished during the 18th century, but by the 1830s it had almost disappeared; consequently the pieces which Halcyon Days specialized in were extremely rare. In 1970 Susan Benjamin established a collaboration with enamel manufacturer Bilston and Battersea Enamels to continue the fine tradition of English enamels. Tradition is at the heart of everything that Halcyon Days does. As the guardian of enameling, their team of highly skilled craftsmen and master artists employ refined techniques that have been handed down for generations.
In recognition of excellence for service and quality, Halcyon Days has been granted the maximum number of Royal Warrants a business may display – four.
Only eight English companies in the world have achieved this honor.
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