Say hello to the holidays with the beautiful, sweet face of a Christmas Donkey, snug in his manger. It looks like one of the Wise Magi may have draped a lovely tapestry over him to keep him warm. The enamel design is painted by hand in reds and blues, with deluxe embellishment in genuine 22kt gold.
This design was commissioned by Royal Crown Derby to compliment their luxury porcelain collection. It was produced by Crummles Fine Enamels and offered exclusively through Govier’s of Sidmouth in 2001. This is a limited edition piece, numbered 89 of 750.
This hand painted Christmas Donkey enamel box is in excellent condition. The lid and base are pristine, inside and out. The copper and brass findings, in particular the hinge, are in like new condition. The satin lined display box is a lovely replacement for the original which is lost to time.
Please take your time with the photos and consider them part of the description. Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to check out the many Royal Crown Derby and Crummles Enamel treasures available in my shop! Sales from the WhyteWing website benefit The Trevor Project, but if you are more comfortable making your purchase on a platform like Etsy, this sweet face is listed in my shop there as well.