"Tyger, Tyger burning bright" - Inspired by William Blake's famous poem, this black enamel box forms the centerpiece of our Magnificent Wildlife collection. Our hand painted tiger strolls powerfully across the black enamel background. Inside the lid, the first lines of the poem are inspirationally emblazoned and framed by a gold trim border and clasp. This coffee-table enamel box makes a strong contemporary statement, yet is crafted with the same techniques that have been used by craftsmen since the early days of enamel snuff-box manufacture, dating from the 18th century.
Measures: L: 2.5" W: 1.75" 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.