KITSCHY VINTAGE DRUNK SCOTSMAN DECANTER & MUSIC BOX
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In 1967 Dash Hamilton was an up and coming young ad executive for a big Madison Avenue firm. He was just one big account away from getting a corner office and a big fat raise. Until he landed the big account, he was stuck living off a junior executive salary so he made his home in a tiny 275 square foot Brooklyn apartment. In his little living room he had a small TV which stood on top of a metal cart.
One evening Dash invited his boss Mr. Borely and his wife, as well as a few others from the office over to his place for drinks. Before they arrived, he scrambled around the apartment and tried to clean and de-clutter as best he could. He put the television in his bedroom closet, then he placed a nice variety of liquor on the cart. Out of the closet he pulled a box with a gift his brother had given him the previous Christmas. It was a kitschy ceramic figurine of a drunk Scotsman hanging on to a streetlight. The street light top came off to reveal a decanter inside and it had a music box which played as the figurine slowly spun around. When Dash wheeled out his clever little bar cart complete with drunk Scotsman, Borely roared with laughter at the figurine and was quite impressed with his ingenuity at making a bar cart out of a TV cart. "Hamilton, that's the kind of problem-solving thinking we need in order to land the Somerset Foods account. I'd like to give you a whack at that account if you think you're up for it. Get with Creative and have an advertising proposal on my desk Monday morning."
Two months later Dash had his corner office. Next to the large window he had a well stocked liquor cart and on top was the kitschy drunk Scotsman. The suits would all come into Dash's office, gather round the cart and plot the doubling of Somerset Foods third quarter earnings, each with one of Dash's famous Manhatten's in hand.
For sale is a kitschy fun circa 1960s ceramic figurine depicting a drunk Scotsman wrapped around a streetlight. Made in Japan, it stands stands 13.5" tall and is 4"diameter at the base. The top of the street light pops off to reveal a cork and it is hollow inside so it can be used as a decanter. The figurine is also a music box--you turn the pedestal to wind the music box and then set it down and it begins to play as it slowly rotates around. We're not sure what the tune is.
This piece is in very good vintage condition with on cracks, chips, breaks for evidence of repairs. The colors are vibrant and the glaze is still glossy. The interior is very clean.
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