Vintage Inlaid Musical Jewellery Box From Sorrento

( JB715 )



Lovely early 1970s vintage musical jewellery box, made in Sorrento, Italy. Decorative burl wood veneer and marquetry inlay to the lid. Original interior linings.

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Vintage Inlaid Musical Jewellery Box From Sorrento

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This is a lovely vintage musical jewellery box. It was made in Sorrento, Italy and it dates to the early 1970s. The interior has its original linings.

The Exterior

This box has lovely burl wood veneer and beautiful marquetry inlay on the lid which features mythical creatures and scrolling leafy vines. The sides have a different dark wood veneer and are beautifully rounded and angled.

The box has its original silver metal piano hinge that holds the lid upright. It stands raised on its original tapered resin feet.

All of the wood has a clear protective lacquered finish which has given it a lovely shine.

The bottom of the box has retained its original musical movement title label.

The Interior

The interior has a single storage compartment to the left and the musical movement is cased to the right. In addition to the storage space within the compartment, there is further shallow storage space upon the ledge of the movement's casing.

The compartment and casing have their original soft plush red velour linings. The panel to the base of the compartment is padded, providing cushioned protection for jewellery.

The Musical Movement

This box has a Swiss MAPSA musical movement which plays the tune 'IL PADRINO' (translating into English as 'The Godfather'). This tune likely comes from the original Il Padrino classical song from The Godfather film in 1972.

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

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

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

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 that 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.


This box is in very good condition for its 50 years of age. It has sound structure and only minor light wear, commensurate with age and honest use.

All of the veneer and inlay is present and secure.

The interior linings are clean and neatly fitted. They have some minor age related wear.

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


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

Length:   17.2cm
Width:     11.7cm
Height:      5.6cm  (excluding feet)

Interior Compartment:

9.0 by 6.8cm with a 3.7cm depth.

Storage Space Upon Ledge Of Musical Movement:

9.0 by 6.0cm with a 1.2cm depth.


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 parcel 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.

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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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