Mini Animated Red Christmas Scene Music Box
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Raise the lid of this mini red porcelain Animated Christmas Scene Music Box, wind it up and prepare to be enchanted. As the merry carol Jolly Old St. Nicholas plays, a picturesque village Christmas scene comes to life with skaters gliding over a “frozen” pond. The lid of this Mini Animated Christmas Scene Music Box previews the animated scene within. Porcelain, plastic, metal. 2.25"sq.
This Mini Animated Christmas Scene Music Box is inspired by a design or illustration in our Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, located in the Archives Center of our National Museum of American History, Behring Center. A vast assemblage of business ephemera, the collection includes Victorian-era postcards, greeting cards, letterheads, catalogues, advertisements and commerce-related memorabilia. Acquired by the Smithsonian Institution in 1967, this group of over one million items was the collection of Isadore Warshaw, a New York bookseller, who was concerned that the business community lacked interest in preserving its past.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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