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Halcyon Days - Our Story

Strengthening Bonds Beautifully for Over 65 Years

Established in 1950, Halcyon Days began as a small emporium of antique gifts in Mayfair, London. Although the art of enamelling on copper had flourished throughout the second half of the 18th century, it had almost completely ceased by the 1830s, and by 1950 the process was almost solely reserved for utility items such as saucepans. Halcyon Days set about reviving this artisan craft and convinced a small firm to produce decorative objects for the shop in Avery Row… and the renowned Halcyon Days enamel box was born. By 1959 the company had outgrown the little Mayfair store and moved to Brook Street where it remained for some fifty years. Our offices are now based in the heart of Knightsbridge, and our store is in the Royal Exchange in the City of London.

We continue to create our signature enamel pieces but are now also known as the destination for luxury gifts, English fine bone china and fashion accessories. Tradition is at the heart of all that we do. The art of enamelling on copper has been carried out in England since the 1740s and our team of highly skilled craftsmen and master artists employ refined techniques that have been handed down for generations. As the guardian of enamelling, the company promotes, cherishes, develops and maintains British craftsmanship and manufacturing. We take great pride in creating and delivering exceptional and unique luxury gifts for a discerning, international clientele.

Halcyon Days - Our Story

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The artisan craft of enamelling

The craft of enamelling on copper has been carried out in England since the 1740s. In a digital age where mass produced products are taking over, Halcyon Days has become the guardian of this artisan craft. We are a business of tradition – all our enamels are made by hand in Strawberry, at the heart of where the industry originated. A team of highly skilled craftsmen and master artists employ the refined techniques and processes, which have been handed down for generations.

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Today

Today, Halcyon Days is one of only 14 companies in the world to hold all three Royal Warrants, as suppliers of Objets d’Art. This important relationship sets the high standard of UK craftsmanship and design, which we are dedicated to maintain.

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