Collection Online
19.8 × 14.2 × 12.8 cm
Place/s of Execution
Daylesford, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the Crafts Board of the Australia Council, 1986
Gallery location
Not on display
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.