Musical Houseware

Musical tea caddy set box

    Musical tea caddy set box

    Scotland

    circa 1800-1810

    Sycamore wood, lacquer, glass, metal, silk; pen work (painting)

    20 х 31 х 16 cm

    Rectangular sycamore wood case in black pen work with lid showing an interior scene of the singing of the Scottish song  "On Fastin-e'en," the sides printed with thistles, gilt metal lion mask and ring handles, ball feet, the interior fitted with a pair of tea caddies their lids  with the texts of "The Reel o' Tullochgorum" and the "Marquis of Huntly's Reel," flanking a hand-blown glass mixing bowl, full size music movement fitted in the base, fusée-wound, the comb with 61 individual teeth each labeled as to tuning and playing the tunes of the songs on the tea caddies.

    Инв.2689/ММП