2020 Easter Egg Box
Inspired by the decorative ceiling of the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, this 2020 edition of the Halcyon Days Easter Egg is gilded in gold, highlighting the details of the spectacular ceiling. Hans Holbein was commissioned by Henry VIII to decorate and complete the chapel. The ambulatory vault in the S. Costanza Church in Rome inspired the details of ceiling. The illustrative painting attributed to Italian craftsmen commemorates the marriage of Henry VIII to Anne of Cleves.
The marriage of Henry VIII and Anne was seen to be one of triumph for Cromwell's campaign of reformation. The magnificence of the ceiling is lifted with gilded Tudor emblems and the harp of Ireland, is a rare display that represented the future integration of the Lordship of Ireland into the King's control. The ceiling has overlooked many christenings, weddings and funerals of monarchs over the centuries.
Limited to an edition of 500, this box is supplied with a unique limited edition number and a supporting Certificate of Authenticity.
Size: D: 43mm H: 57mm