This is a large size paper mache candy box shaped like an Easter egg. The litho covering shows a musical gathering led by a rooster in a coat and bow tie playing a grind organ. He is accompanied by baby chicks, insects and frogs playing instruments, a bird singing from sheet music, etc. Edges of the box are lined with white paper ric-rac.
Inside liner is marked "Made in German Democratic Republic" (or East Germany). So the piece was made sometime between 1949 and 1990 (when Germany was re-unified).
Charming egg box measures 7” x 4 ½” and is in excellent condition, with vibrant colors and no damage to the graphics.