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Music box

19.8 × 14.2 × 12.8 cm
Place/s of Execution
Daylesford, Victoria
painted in black on base: 67
Accession Number
Australian Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the Crafts Board of the Australia Council, 1986
© Courtesy of the artist
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Hexagonal form tapering towards the top which has a finial in the form of a seated man with a hat, the firgure (which turns) is surrounded by seven modelled cockatoos attached to the body. The piece is supplied with a spherical bead pull to operate the musical mechanism. Figures are decorated in colours, three facets of the box bear a naturalistic landscape of gums and clouds, the remaining three are decorated with an abstract design in pink and shades of grey.