Halcyon Days 2016 Year Box 002/10660
To commemorate HM The Queen's 90th birthday on 21st April, the annual Halcyon Days year box for 2016 is a particularly special one, not least because it's the 40th edition in the series. Drawing inspiration from the bouquets of two of Her Majesty’s most memorable moments, her wedding day and Coronation.
The flowers delicately hand painted on the enamel box comprise of white orchids, roses, stephanotis, lily of the valley and myrtle. Collectively, the flowers symbolise love, beauty,purity, strength, fidelity and happiness.
The Myrtle flower featured in Her Majesty’s wedding bouquet, was hand picked from the plant seeded originally at Osborne House by Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria’s daughters all carried small myrtle sprigs in their bouquets for their weddings. This tradition continued for HM Queen Elizabeth II and most recently for the wedding of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.
A delightful addition to the year box collection, the cool pistachio coloured box with a classic golden trellis highlights the white floral features - all of which are framed by the gold finished mount.
Size: Length: 55mm Width: 40mm Height: 30mm. Item Number: 002/10660