Lovely Sorrento Vintage Musical Jewellery Box Enamelled And Inlaid

( JB762 )

£80.00

FREE UK NEXT DAY DELIVERY. We Ship Worldwide.

Lovely vintage Italian musical jewellery box from Sorrento. Vitreous enamelled finish and beautiful inlaid flowers to the lid. Plush blush pink velour linings to the interior. Circa 1980s/1990s. Plays 'Amazing Grace'.

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Lovely Sorrento Vintage Musical Jewellery Box Enamelled And Inlaid

  FREE UK NEXT DAY DELIVERY.  We Ship Worldwide.

This is a lovely vintage jewellery box, made in Sorrento, Italy. It dates to the 1980s/1990s and is in very good condition. The box is musical and plays the tune 'Amazing Grace'.

The Exterior

This box has beautifully rounded sides and a lovely shallow pyramid form to the lid. It has a stunning plum coloured vitreous enamel finish and beautiful floral inlay on the lid. The inlay consists of a variety of colourful woods.

The box has a lovely burl wood veneer and you can see its beautiful figuration through the enamel.

The entire box has been highly polished and varnished. This has given it a gorgeous glossy sheen and it is beautifully smooth to the touch. The vitreous enamel adds a lovely subtle shimmer to the box.

The edges of the lid are beautifully framed with a dark wood veneer and fine inlaid Satinwood stringing.

The box has its original polished gold metal piano hinge.

The bottom of the box has retained its original MADE IN ITALY label.

The box stands raised on its original beautifully shaped gold metal bun feet.

The Interior

The interior has a single storage compartment. There is a ring storage section to the left of this and the musical movement is cased to the right. These all have their original blush pink velour linings. The lining to the base of the compartment is padded, providing cushioned protection for jewellery.

There is further shallow storage space (1.5cm depth) upon the ledge of the musical movement's casing.

The inside of the lid has beautiful veneer. This also has a glossy high polished and varnished finish. There is fine inlaid Satinwood stringing, framing the veneer, which matches that on the lid's exterior.

The Musical Movement

The movement plays the beautiful tune 'Amazing Grace'. This is a beautiful Christian hymn, written by the English poet and clergyman John Newton in 1772.

The movement is in perfect 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. Five 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

As with all musical boxes, care should be taken not to overwind the movement. Overwinding will result in the movement malfunctioning. Please allow the movement to fully unwind before rewinding. 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 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.

The movement's casing can easily be removed should it ever require attention.

Condition

This box is in very good condition. It has sound structure and only very minor light wear, commensurate with age and honest use. All of the vitreous enamel and inlay is present and intact.

The interior linings are neatly fitted and in good condition. They have a few minor marks from previous jewellery storage.

The hinge is in good working order.

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

Measurements

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

Length:   16.6cm
Width:     12.6cm
Height:      7.0cm (including the feet)

Interior Compartment:

8.1 by 4.6cm with a 2.5cm depth.

Ring Storage Section:

This will hold approx four rings, depending on their shapes/sizes.

Postage

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

International postage is £30 by Royal Mail International Tracked and/or Signed For postage. Delivery is fast, within 3-5 working days to Europe and 5-7 working days to the rest of the world. Delivery may be longer depending on the speed of your local postal service and/or if your package has to go through customs. Please note that we cannot deliver to international PO boxes as we use a secure insured postal service that requires a signature.

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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