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SOLD Mother Of Pearl Musical Jewellery Box
Code:   (JB188)

Beautiful Vintage Musical Mother Of Pearl Jewellery Box

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This is a beautiful vintage musical jewellery box with a stunning mother of pearl inlaid exterior.  It has iridescent abalone shell inlay to the lid, in a striking star formation, and the box stands raised on lovely turned wood feet.  The abalone has gorgeous shimmering colours of pink, blue and green, and the base and feet have a black lacquered finish. The mother of pearl inlay has been beautifully put together using square, rectangular and triangular pieces.

The interior has a single compartment to the right, and the musical movement is very nicely cased to the left of this.  It has a soft plush deep red velvet lining, lightly padded on the inside of the lid.

The box has a lovely long piano stop hinge which prevents the lid from falling back.  It is Japanese and has a Japanese musical movement.  The base of the box is hand inscribed 'Mitsui Line'.


1970s/80s with a 1920s/30s Art Deco inspired design.

The musical movement/Tune

The music is operated via a wind up key on the base of the box.  Just 3 turns of the key is sufficient to wind up the musical movement.  The music stops as it should, when the lid is closed, or when the movement is fully unwound.

As with all musical boxes, care should be taken not to over wind the key.


We think the tune is the chorous from the song 'I Could Have Danced All Night' from the 1956 musical My Fair Lady which was performed by Julie Andrews.  We are not completely certain however.

The movement is a little noisy.


This wonderful box is in excellent condition with very little wear.  Although it is vintage it has barely been used, and this is why the condition is so good.

The interior lining is near perfect.  It has no splits, fraying or stains.

There are minor teeny flea bite chips to a couple of pieces of the mother of pearl inlay.  These are barely visible.  All of the abalone inlay is perfect. 


Please use the following measurements to ensure the box is the right size for your requirements.  It is a charming small box for little pieces of jewellery such as rings, pendants and earrings.

Length:  12.2cm

Width:     8.8cm
Height:    6.3cm

Interior compartment:

7.0 by 4.3cm with a 3.0cm depth.


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