A musical teacup!
Violets on bone white china and trimmed in gold decorate this adorable high footed novelty teacup that hides a Schmid musical movement under the base. Wind it up and it plays "Happy Birthday".
Fill it with tea, chocolates, flowers, or some ice and bling. What a cheerful and thoughtful way to celebrate a loved one's special day.
Origin: England; pre-owned
Cup: 3"H x 3 5/8" opening
Saucer: 6 1/4"W
Condition: Good/ Very Good. There is a motion pin in the movement that should stop the music when the teacup is set down on the saucer and start it up again when it is raised. The pin here is too short and does not allow for this action. The musical movement, however works wonderfully and the sound is clear and resonates nicely. The wind up also turns very well.
The cup and saucer are free of any chips, cracks, stains, and crazing. The design is clear and bright and the glaze is shiny and well intact. The gold trim to the rims is bright and appealing, but has a slight unevenness as to the manner in which it was applied. It is not noticeable unless you look closely.