Amazing craftmanship on this one of a kind musical silver decanter. You will never see another one exactly like this rare and beautiful piece.
This is a "Zimbolist" Music Box. This piece is made in India, the creation of a man dedicated to his art! He spent weeks carving and engraving and etching the design that on his mind conceived. No two pieces are alike!
These items are really true gems of workmanship and skill. Indian art pieces are purely hand made, untouched by machines. The casting process is done in hand-prepared sand molds, turning on hand-driven lathes. The engraving is done with fine chisel-like tools and wooden hammers. Finally the art piece is polished and rubbed with woolen puffs, until the piece glitters like gold. The metal items are made of choice brass and bronze, plated with golden-nickel silver solution in brilliant motifs and hand pin-pointed throughout. The musical movement used in all Fred Zimbolist music boxes are the best available in the world. This particular one has a Swiss Thorens movement.
Size is: (closed) 11 1/2" H x 6" W x 4 1/4" D
Music: "Little Brown Jug" and "Come Landlord Till The Flowering Bowl"
Weight: 3 1/2lbs