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Exquisite Hand-Paint Revolving Musical Automated Cigarette Dispenser, Carousel ~ From Italy & Reuge Movement
Stately and exquisite vintage, revolving musical cigarette (table-top) dispenser. In the shape of a gazebo, made in Italy and in the Capo-di-Monte style, this porcelain cigarette carousel ("Roundelay" style) is covered with lavish scenes of hand-painted and dimensional cherubs (or putti's) along the top cover, door panels and around base. Cherubs are frolicking or playing instruments, among lush florals and foliage.
The door panels, in addition to the cherub scenes, has enormous amounts of lavish and ornate scroll-work (ormolu-look) borders ~ and when opened reveals scrolled and decorative raised-work on the gold-plated compartment-holders.
Creamy-white porcelain, with painted cherubs ~ a cherub playing a lute (or lyre) also sits atop the dispenser as a finial as well. This substantial and weighty revolving musical carousel, sits on (3) Gargoyle feet to "guard" the carousel and trimmed in gold-plating.
The dispenser has six (6) doors ... when the key-wind (on base) is wound (and button on side is pressed) two (2) consecutive melodies are played, and the doors revolve and open to reveal etched-design gold-plated compartments, against red velveteen (on the interior). Hinged doors fold-back on themselves, remain open and then automatically closes. Use the compartments for cigarettes, cigars (don't smoke? for lipsticks, trinkets or other items of choice to display and present).
Fine Swiss musical (music box) movement "Reuge" ~ plays the perennial favorites "Laura's Theme" (from Dr. Zhivago) as well as "Love Story". Revolving doors, and musical movement/melody playing perfectly. Keeps the labels on base "Made in Italy" and "Reuge Swiss Movement". Measures 15" tall (with the six, individual interior holder-compartments measuring 3" x 1" deep).
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