Beautiful Vintage Japanese Musical Jewellery Box plays “Somewhere my Love”. Glossy lacquered finish and hand painted with inset mother of pearl. The box features typical Japanese landscape scenes including bridges and gardens with snow covered mount Fuji in the distance. The interior has a revolving ballerina set within a tryptic of mirrors. The Ballerina has a painted gold bustier corset and a white net skirt. The interior is in stark contrast to the sleep black exterior, with a beautiful lining of cerise pink. The box has two compartments and comes with a key. The legs of the piano are threaded on a lathe and can be unscrewed for storage. This box is in excellent vintage condition with very little wear despite its age. It is structurally sound and has no damage. All of the lacquer, paint and Abalone shell inlay, is present and intact. The lacquer still has a beautiful semi glossy sheen which is wonderful. The interior linings are neatly fitted and have no splits or fraying. They have some light stains as we’d expect from age and use. The mirrors have some cloudiness to edges, again as we’d expect on a vintage box. The hinges and feet are still in excellent condition. Operating The Musical Movement. The movement is operated via the winding key on the bottom of the box. 4 & 1/4 turns of the key are sufficient to play the tune in full. The movement is in perfect working order, playing the tune at the correct tempo. The music stops as it should, when the lid is closed, or when the movement is fully unwound. Notes On Vintage Musical Movements. Care must be taken not to overwind the movement. Over winding will result in the movement malfunctioning. Vintage movements are already old and so will naturally have some wear from age and use. They may occasionally malfunction or deteriorate over time. Neither are we responsible for movements that malfunction from overwinding. Please ensure the movement is still working as soon as you receive your box. It will be checked again prior to posting. Measures approximately 13.5cm tall x 25cm long x 15.5 wide. Please see my other listings for more interesting collectors items. And request the total amount and invoice at checkout. I sell vintage items and accurately describe the cosmetic condition. Please use this information in conjunction with the photos to satisfy yourself of the condition of this item. If the item is required to work in any way I will give a separate description of the performance in this area. To the best of my ability. All items will be packaged securely. The item “Japanese Vintage Lacquered Musical Jewellery Box Grand Piano with Ballerina” is in sale since Friday, April 16, 2021. This item is in the category “Jewellery & Watches\Jewellery Boxes & Supplies\Jewellery Boxes”. The seller is “uwantsit” and is located in Taunton. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Subtype: Musical (Modern)
- Material: Wood
- Featured Refinements: Ballerina Music Box
- Type: Boxes
- Brand: Unbranded