Description

    A Substantial Collection of Twenty Prince Charles and Princess Diana Halcyon Days Porcelain Pill Boxes, Each Presented to a Member of their Entourage who Accompanied Them on a Foreign Visit from 1985 to 1993

    Circular, each enameled in vibrant colors with representative scene or symbols of the countries visited, the base of each with Halcyon Days maker's stamp-1 1/4 in diam., comprising:

    Eleven boxes presented by the Prince of Wales and Princess Diana jointly, each displaying the Prince of Wales Feathers, the interior inscribed Presented by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales including:

    Australia and America, 1985 with Prince of Wales Feathers on white ground with red base

    Canada and Japan, 1986
    depicting Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman and a Geisha with red base

    Vienna, 1986
    with Prince of Wales Feathers on white ground below view of Schönbrunn Palace with red base

    Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia, November 1986, depicting Arab building with green base

    Madrid, 1987
    depicting the Prado within a red frame on pale yellow ground

    France, 1988 with l'Arc de Triomphe framed within the tricolor with blue base

    Hong Kong and Indonesia, 1989 depicting an ancient temple encircled by a Chinese dragon with red base

    Nigeria and Cameroon, March 1990
    depicting respective flags of the nations on deep blue ground with blue base

    Japan, November 1990
    depicting Japanese Emperor and his wife with red base

    Brazil, April 1991, depicting Pao de Açucar in Rio de Janeiro with moss green base

    India, February 1992
    with view of the Taj Mahal, with green base; this was the famous visit when Diana sat alone in front of the Taj Mahal

    Four boxes presented by the Prince of Wales, each displaying the Prince of Wales Feathers, the interior inscribed Presented by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales including:

    Texas, California, 1986 depicting the two state flags on white ground with deep blue base

    Harvard, Boston, Chicago, 1986 depicting various buildings associated with those locales on burgundy base

    Swaziland, Malawi, Kenya, Botswana, April 1987 depicting scenes of an African Safari with pale blue base

    New York, Bahamas, Palm Beach, Washington, Puerto Ayacucho, 1989 depicting a stylized map of United States and the Caribbean with blue base

    Five boxes presented by the Princess Diana, each displaying a crowned insignia D for Diana, Princess of Wales, some within oval frames, the interior inscribed Presented by Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales including:

    Lille, Paris, 1992 depicting the Eiffel Tower and an ancient clock tower against blue sky with a red, white, and blue border on deep blue base

    Egypt, May 1992, depicting the Nile and various temples in Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan with a red, white, and blue border on deep blue base

    Hungary, 1992 depicting a Hungarian castle with patterned border on moss green base

    Zimbabwe, July 1993
    depicting a map of the country with names of the cities Harare, Chitungwiza, and Masvingo on earth-colored base

    Nepal, 1993, depicting a Hindu temple against blue sky with a red, white, and blue border on deep blue base

    Provenance:
    Purchased from Hope & Glory, London


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