These 1940s "The Bells Play" Swedish brass candle chimes with trumpeting angels were typically used at Christmas time. The heat from the candle flames makes the stamped brass pieces spin or rotate. The chimes ring when the posts dangling from the moving charms hit them. This set is a little different than later sets - instead of a stamped brass angel at the top, there's an open 5-point star. A chained bell candle snuffer comes with the set, and the brass pieces are heavier and better quality.
When put together, the chimes decoration is about 12-1/2 inches high. It is complete in the original box and includes four unused, unlit red candles. The brass pieces have patina from age and use, easily polished away if desired. The original box is titled The Bells Play and has a black and white photograph on the lid of the chimes, along with basic instructions for assembling "the play". The lid has one split corner. The chimes were made in Sweden.