This truly unique treasure is sure to appeal to music box collectors, mechanical box fanciers, lovers of things beautiful, and those who search for top quality novelty items.
This mid century Italian musical carousel features exquisite hand painted birds on the bright red glass base, onion dome, and revolving panels. As the music begins to play, the six panel doors open to reveal a surprise inside: six velvet-lined silver plated hidden compartments on the reverse of each centering on a silver plated lyre. Topped by a charming musical putti and raised on gargoyle feet. The music box plays "Tales from the Vienna Woods" and "Blue Danube." Described by the previous owner as a condiment holder, this was originally a novelty cigarette dispenser. Labels on the reverse read: "Made in Italy," "Another original creation by KB /Made in Italy" (label is blue on silver), and "Reuge / Swiss musical movement" (label is red and black) with the tunes that the carousel plays. Condition: excellent; hand painting is in pristine condition; very slight wear to the plated areas. Measurements: 15" high x 8" diam.