Austrian Pierrot figure musical ashtray

Austrian Pierrot musical ashtray

Austrian Pierrot ashtray

A mid-century Austrian earthenware ashtray of Pierrot with a guitar. The base of this piece is fitted with a music box movement that starts up when the ashtray is lifted.
Appropriately, it plays the Viennese zither melody the ‘Harry Lime’ theme from the Orson Welles film ‘The Third Man’. Circa 1950’s

Height 6″, collection # EP26.

Theme from the Third Man Anton Karas, zither

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