Halcyon Days was established in 1950 as an 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 solely reserved for utility items such as saucepans.
Halcyon Days set about reviving this artisan craft and, by 1970, had opened its own production facility. As the company grew, so too did its product offering. Today, we offer extensive ranges of English fine bone china and premium accessories alongside our signature enamel boxes. While our products are sold all around the world, they continue to be crafted by hand in our two workshops in the West Midlands; the beating heart of the British pottery and enamelling industries.
Our name, like our brand, is steeped in history. The phrase has journeyed into modern English vernacular via some of the world’s greatest storytellers from the ancient Greeks to Shakespeare. Today, the term ‘Halcyon Days’ denotes a golden period of bliss and success often in the past. For us, though, the Halcyon Days aren’t to be nostalgically yearned for. With our commitment to bringing the best practices of the past into the present, Halcyon Days are here to stay.
In a digital age where mass production is the norm, Halcyon Days have become the guardians of the ancient artisanal craft of enamelling. We are a business of tradition. All of our enamels are made by hand in our factory in Wolverhampton, England; the heart of where the industry originated in the 18th Century.