The spectacular enamel music box handmade in England by the highly skilled artists of Halcyon Days captures the true beauty of the huge, classically-inspired concert hall and home of the Promenade Concerts founded by Sir Henry Wood. The music box plays a rousing excerpt from Thomas Arne's 'Rule, Britannia!', traditionally sung at the Last Night of the Proms. The charming quote inside the box 'The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the sound that it makes' makes this musical box a one of a kind that will be treasured for years to come. Musical movement by Reuge of Switzerland.
Measures: D: 3.25" H: 2.5"
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.