This majolica 6" high English musical beer stein by Royal Winton, has a foot print of 4 1/2". It features a balloon seller overlooking fairgrounds with a carousel in the foreground, other rides, tents and people fairgoers below. A guesstimate from brass hardware on bottom holding its Reuge Romance mechanism in place, appears to be circa 1960 to 1970. The mechanism which plays the "Carousel Waltz" ( from the 1945 movie) may be removed before washing. It should not be submerged into water.
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This is a Different Gift for the Carousel Collector and a Great Addition to a Stein Collection! The Royal Winton brand has always been know for both quality and design, with roots in Stoke-on-Trent that date back over 100 years. Royal Winton was origionally known as Grimwade Brothers, and was founded by Leonard Lumsden Grimwade. In 1885 both Leonard and his brother, Sidney Richard, had shown a natural talent for modelling pottery, and from this a business began. The current owners purchased the business in 1995.