Rotating musical Christmas tree stand, Eckardt, German
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All Items: Archives:Decorative Art: Pre 1920: item # 601432
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Antiques Collaborative, Inc.
P.O. Box 565, 6931 Woodstock Rd.
Quechee, VT 05059
|Rotating musical Christmas tree stand, invented and patented by Johannes Eckardt in 1878 in Stuttgart, Germany and also patented in Austria, England and America. This Xmas tree stand has a cast iron support cup which fits atop a musical, rotating keywind movement which plays a single carol, Silent Night. The music may be engaged or made silent while the stand rotates. A tin cover, fashioned as a rocky outcropping and retaining most of the original paper maker's label, is adorned with thousands of tiny glass beads and houses the movement which is fastened to a round, wooden ebonized base with four ball feet. Circa. 1878-1911. Condition: The musical movement is functioning; however, there has been a soldered repair to the top of the support cup (see photo detail). The wooden base has scuffing to the black paint and one small tight crack to the wooden edge. The tin cover is missing beads in various spots on its surface. Inside the cover, there are records of early repairs to the movement inscribed into the base. The earliest is dated 1911, then 1963, and finally 1976. Size: 14 inches diameter x 9 inches ht. Also Included in this sale, although not pictured here, is the original wooden carrying case with hinged lid, which is of stained wood with decorative pierced, brassed metal corner brackets. Key to the musical movement is also included.|