I have been enjoying fellow blogger Blogdorf Goodman's series for Lent; 40 Days and 40 Nights of Lip Service. She has been featuring some unique finds .
Reading some posts reminded me that I had long wanted to share photos of one of my most interesting antiques. I bought this about 12 years ago. It was listed at the antiques place as a Carillon. I assumed it was an antique lipstick holder, because well what else would fit so perfectly in those holders? Today's lippies are a bit too big to fit in now, but I can get glosses in. Older lipsticks like Revlon work too.
When I saw this , and realized what it was, it was a must buy . Someone else was eyeing it up but not touching , so I grabbed it, gently. It plays music, Lara's Theme from Dr. Zhivago, and the panels open and close while the music plays. Truthfully, I can watch this over and over for awhile. There is a lyre ornament in the middle and a cherub on top. It is made of enamel and porcelain and was made in Italy. It is quite large as well, being about 9 inches tall.
I have never seen anything like it again, if you have, let me know in the comments.