The enchanting carousel rotates to Beethoven’s Fur Elise
Nothing quite captures the magic of childhood like a carousel. Who can forget those warm summer evenings at the state fair, eagerly waiting to board the magical ride, picking out your trusty steed and hoping no one else beats you to it. And, if you were lucky you got to ride one of the few surviving carousels with the very elusive and coveted brass ring–– grabbing it as the carousel rotated awarded you a prize or even a free ride.
Grabbing the brass ring later came to be known as striving for the highest prize, or living life to the fullest. We’ve captured this enchanting moment in time with an exquisite musical carousel. Three fanciful ponies rotate beneath a striped canopy to Beethoven’s Für Elise. Handpainted and embellished with blue and pink Austrian crystals, shimmering pearlescent beads and gleaming golden scrollwork, this Victorian-style carousel exhibits an incredible amount of detail.
Whether you collect decorative eggs, music boxes, or Victorian memorabilia, this charming piece embodies all three–– making it quite the prize.