Lovely Swiss Hand Carved Vintage Musical Jewellery Box

( JB528 )

£85.00

Plays Bob Dylan' BLOWIN' IN THE WIND (The answer my friend).

Lovely Swiss vintage musical jewellery box playing Bob Dylan's 'Blowin' in the Wind'. The box has a Walnut veneer and a large raised Walnut plaque with beautiful hand-carved Roses.

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Lovely Swiss Hand Carved Vintage Musical Jewellery Box

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This is a charming small vintage musical jewellery box. It was made in Switzerland and it dates to the 1960s. It has a quality Swiss Reuge musical movement which plays the lovely tune 'Blowin' in the Wind'.

The Exterior

This box has a lovely Walnut veneer and a flowing curved form to the lid and base.

There is a beautiful raised oval-shaped Walnut plaque to the lid which features skillfully hand-carved flowers and leaves. The flowers include two Roses.

The box has its original brass stop hinges which hold the lid upright and it stands raised on its original feet.

The bottom of the box has its original maker's label and Reuge musical movement label.

The Interior

The interior has a single shallow storage compartment. The compartment and the inside of the lid have their original soft brushed cord linings. The musical movement is concealed beneath the compartment.

The Musical Movement

This box has a quality Swiss Reuge musical movement which plays the popular Bob Dylan tune 'Blowin' in the Wind'. This song was written in 1962 and released as a single in 1963. The lyrics include many philosophical rhetorical questions, relating to war, peace and freedom.

The movement is in excellent working order, playing the tune at its correct tempo.

Operating The Musical Movement

The movement is operated via the winding key on the bottom of the box. Four turns of the key are sufficient to fully wind up the movement. The music stops as it should, when the lid is closed or when the movement has fully unwound.

Notes On Vintage Musical Movements

Care should be taken not to overwind the movement. Over winding will result in the movement malfunctioning. We are not responsible for movements that are overwound or for movements which deteriorate from further age and use, once boxes are purchased.

Please check that the movement is still working as soon as you receive your box. It will be checked again prior to posting.

Please read our returns policy which includes our policy on musical movements.

History Of Reuge Musical Movements

The history of Reuge musical movements began in 1865. Charles Reuge, a Swiss clock and watchmaker, first made movements to be fitted into watches. Inspired by his father, his son Albert, opened a music box workshop 20 years later, in Sainte Croix. The Reuge dynasty was born and led by Guido Reuge for more than 60 years. Reuge are still in production today and are currently the world leader in manufacturing luxury music boxes worldwide. They still operate in the same building that Guido Reuge ordered to be constructed in 1929.

Condition

This lovely box is good condition. It has sound structure and no cracks.

There is some wear to the veneer which is mainly confined to the corners of the lid and feet. This is commensurate with age and use and does not spoil the lovely overall appearance of the box. Please view all of the photos provided.

The interior cord linings are in good condition. They are clean and have no splits or fraying.

The musical movement is in excellent working order, as stated above.

Measurements

Please use the following measurements to ensure the box is the right size for your requirements.

Length:  12.2cm
Width:    11.3cm
Height:     8.0cm  (including feet)

Interior Compartment:

7.9 by 7.0cm with a 2.0cm depth.

Postage

This box will be posted FREE within the UK by Next Day Special Delivery.

Customs and VAT fees

International customers are responsible for paying any applicable customs duties, customs clearance/handling fees and/or VAT. These fees are NOT included in the prices of our boxes or our postage fees.

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