This Tilso Musical porcelain teapot is decorated in hand-painted flowers. When the pot is lifted, the tune "Tea for Two" begins to play. The back side has a slightly different floral arrangement. The label on bottom reads "Hand painted in Japan." Ruth Rooney loved music boxes and often gave them as gifts to family and friends. This teapot she had in her apartment on Sheridan Road.
The teapot stands 7 inches tall and it is intended for purely decorative purposes as the music works fill the interior of the pot.