This is an unusual antique music box that sits on a small stick handle which then has a spinning sort of mechanism to play the music box inside. I've never seen anything like it. The only thing I can liken it to is a ratchet spinning noise maker. You hold the handle vertically like an umbrella and spin the top part from the handle and it makes the music play. The wooden box has been hand carved into its shape and does not open up to show the music box inside.
You will also notice the stick in the bottom is not in the middle.. Its off centre to keep the momentum up when holding it. It did have a finial on the top but it has broken off.
No maker's marks etc. In collectable condition with normal signs of age and use wear. As mentioned, the top finial has been broken off. There are a couple of scuffs and scratches on the surface and there are also some mucky marks. Please see pictures for more details and visual confirmation of condition.8 and 1/2 inches long in total x 3 inches in diameter. Scale is usually an English 1 penny coin which is 20mm in diameter which is just short of 7/8ths of an inch in diameter. In the title or description it means.
Condition which may have scuffs, scratches and damage. The postal service to Italy has never been good anyway and it was always a worry as to whether an item would be delivered or stolen whilst on route within the country. I have got more "WHERE IS MY ITEM" disputes recently and the amount of items that eventually turn up is shocking. If you have any questions, please contact me via eBa y messages.
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The seller is "diggerlee" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.