To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force on 1st April 2018, Halcyon Days has crafted by hand this handsome enamel box featuring a hand painted reproduction of Douglas Granville Chandor's 1946 portrait of Sir Winston Churchill in RAF uniform. Churchill was an Honorary Air Commodore of the RAF and captured the bravery of RAF pilots in his 1940 speech, "Never in the history of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." A magnificent example of British craftsmanship, this enamel box is worthy of the two icons it celebrates, the Royal Air Force and Sir Winston Churchill. The original artwork can be found in the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Measures: L: 3.25" W: 2.5" H: 1"
About Halcyon Days Enamel Boxes:
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.
Our 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.