This wonderful hand carved bon-bon or cookie tray is done in the Black Forest tradition. For an extra treat it has a music box in the pedestal stand. Whenever the tray is lifted of off a surface, the music box starts to play. An early note is taped on the underside that indicates it is playing “O Stadt meiner Traumer – Walzer – J. Strauss.” It also lists Blaue Donau as another piece but that is definitely not on this music box. The music box works perfectly and sounds great. The tray measures about 11 ¼ inches long by 8 3/4 inches wide. When sitting on a table it stands about 3 ¼ inches tall. The carving is a rendering of three overlapping grape leaves along with three grape clusters. A band of carved wood runs around the outside edge and there are two opposing handles. The carving is very nicely done showing the details needed to demonstrate the theme. The condition of the tray is excellent. The surface retains the original finish and we have applied a layer of conservators wax to help retain the quality of the surface. There are a very small number of minor scratches and dings that are consistent with age. The music box plays without any problems and has a nice sound. There is an additional yellow-gold tag taped to the bottom that says "Michel Fluhmann Woodcarvings Lucerne" which we assume is the maker of this piece. Overall, the tray has a wonderful look to it and it should be a nice item to have available to either be used at your next gathering or added to your collection of Black Forest pieces.
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