Romanian Insect Orchestra

Yes, that is a beetle playing a cello…


a snail playing a saxophone…..


……and a locust playing a xylophone


I found this insane little item on my trip to Cluj Napoca in Transylvania, Romania I talked about in an earlier post.  Saw it nestling in an Antiques market in the town and knew I had to grab it as in my opinion there aren’t enough Eastern European musical insect ensembles around these days.

It probably dates from around the 1940’s or 50’s. Hurrah for surreal ceramics!

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