(GINny and FORrest Poston's Oddities and Antiques)
Several companies made these musical decanters, but I've had no luck identifying this one. The ones I've usually found were either Fulper or McCoy, but neither the clay nor the glaze is right for either company. The music box itself is Luxor and made in Switzerland. The jug is made with a red clay and has a fascinating, flowing glaze. The music box, as usual, plays "How dry I Am" and a song I don't recognize. height is about 10".
Condition is excellent with no damage or wear problems. You can see a fine line horizontal line in the glaze where the jug and the section with the music box were joined, but there's no structural damage. Of course, all our sales are fully guaranteed.
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