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 11-3/8" tall, has been decorated in shades of yellow/brown. Note the wonderful detail throughout.
She is marked on the front side, in bold incised lettering; "Life Saver". The Decanter depicts what looks like a Baker giving a toast with left hand holding a goblet, while his right hand holds a corked bottle of wine.
The Decanter is in very good shape and is totally entact with the original top insert. Most important is that the Music Box works
The underside advertisement sticker has mostly worn off..It did say:..."Say It With Sprague, New York"....with an added "DO NOT OVERWIND". Part of the "DO NOT OVERWIND" sticker is still entacted
This wonderful piece will make a nice addition for your collection.
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