Hone Heke musical figurine Bourbon Whisky bottle; James B. Beam Distilling Co.; ...

From

New Zealand Museum of the Everyday

Name/Title

Hone Heke musical figurine Bourbon Whisky bottle

About this object

Regal china Bourbon Whiskey bottle in shape of a Maori Warrior with green tā moko (facial tattoos) wearing a full length woven garment. The bottle has a seam across the upper torso area with the intact export seal label down the back. At his feet is a white panel with his name "HONE HEKE" in black text. Below his name is a silver gold and black brand label with a brown paper swing tag about Hone Heke hanging around the neck. The figure sits on a square black glazed base with a wind up musical feature underneath the figure. Music plays when the bottle is freed from the base.

At the time, the proceeds obtained from the sale of these collectors items were used to help maintain the athletic programme of the New Zealand Sports Foundation.

Maker

James B. Beam Distilling Co.

Maker Role

product made for

Medium and Materials

ceramic
glaze
metal
fluid
paper
ink

Inscription and Marks

"HONE HEKE" - at the base of the figure feet
"Genuine REGAL CHINA HANDCRAFTED BEAM MONTHS 100 OLD 750ml 80 PROOF Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey BOTTLED BY JAMES B. BEAM DISTILLING CO., CLERMONT BEAM, KENTUCKY" - silver, gold and black rectangular label below the name
"Copyright Creation of JAMES B. BEAM DISTILLING CO. GENUINE REGAL CHINA KY-DRB-239 LIQUOR BOTTLE 145-REGAL CHINA CORP. FOR THE NEW ZEALAND SPORTS FOUNDATION (INC.) - in gold at the back of the figure near the base

Measurements

Overall (together): 370mm (H) x 158mm (W) x 150mm (D)

Credit Line

Collection of the New Zealand Museum of the Everyday

Object Type

liqueur bottles

Object number

00965.1-.3

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

 

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