The beauty, elegance and serenity of swans has made them a favourite subject for artists throughout the centuries; authors and musicians, as well as painters, have been inspired by their pure white plumage, their calm dignity both in flight and on the water, and of course by the fact that, as we all know, they form faithful partnerships for life. It is no surprise, then, that the swan is not only one of the best loved of birds, but that it has come to symbolise so many things; not least among them love and faithfulness.
Echoing the form of this delightful, heart-shaped trinket box, cast in fine bone china, our artist has created a charming and evocative image of a pair of swans, their heads held close together and the curve of their long, elegant necks itself suggesting the shape of a heart. The background of the water and reeds completely fills the cover of the box, wonderfully conveyed using a palette of ceramic colours and sealed into the fine glaze by firing in the kiln at our Worcestershire studio. A band of 22 carat burnished gold picks out the edge of the lid, and also the foot line of the base; and as a further finishing touch we can even add a hand-inscribed message of your choice. As a wedding or anniversary gift, or just as a special keepsake for a loved one, this delightful box would bring joy not only on receipt but for many years to come.