Gustav Schaefer and Guenther Vater founded the Schaefer & Vater Porcelain Factory in Thuringa, Germany in 1890. Their aim was to make high quality porcelain. By 1910 the American firm of Sears Roebuck & Company had begun to import and distribute Schafer & Vater pottery into the United States.
Schafer & Vater produced a wide range of hard paste porcelain and was to include luxury items, figurines, and dolls' heads. They also produced soft paste porcelain in bisque items and Majolica and Jasperware were other produce lines. They produced many figural liquor bottles for distribution by pubs including the rare and scarce Decanter Music Box. . Not often seen is this fine early 1900's Schafer & Vater Decanter Music Box.
This Decanter gem, which measures 11" tall, has been decorated in shades of yellow/brown. She is marked on the front side, in bold incised lettering; "Little Scotch". The intricate and well made Decanter depicts a Scotman playing the Bag Pipes. The bottle cap is original and is actually the bag pipes.
The Decanter is in very good shape and is totally entact with the original top insert. The Music Box is totally entacted but is currently not working, most likely over wind.
The underside advertisement sticker is worn. It does say:..."Say It With Sprague, New York"....with an added "DO NOT OVERWIND".
This wonderful scarce piece will make a nice addition for your collection.
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