This extraordinary Vintage Japanese Lacquer Jewelry Music Box is large & has exceptional motion–in BOTH Moving Colorful Butterflies & an Exquisite Ballerina who spins, twirls around, & floats around in a circle with the moving butterflies! What a visual, musical, & moving Show to see each time you open the jewelry music box! I have collected these amazing vintage Japanese boxes for years, but I’ve never before seen one of these with moving colorful butterflies circling around, while a twirling, spinning ballerina circles around over them as they move! See the VIDEO below. This exquisite ballerina spins & floats around via a magnet in her base, & after opening the lid of the jewelry box, you just place the ballerina onto the blue glass square & she starts up on her own as the music plays flawlessly. Before you close the lid, you simply put the ballerina into the little compartment next to the blue glass/butterflies stage. The colorful butterflies continue to circle around the blue glass stage until the lid is completely closed. Measuring 18″ Long x 7″ Wide x 5 High, this gorgeous jewelry music box weighs 3.1/2 lbs. Inside the opened box are several large compartments to hold all your jewelry pieces. And under the opened lid are 2 clear, bright mirrors to reflect the jewelry & the moving scene below it. The top of this beautiful box’s lid is reverse-painted glass showing 3 sections: a colorful scenic abstract view on its left; a partly-transparent middle section which shows part of the butterflies’ blue glass stage below; & a flowery geisha scene on its right. You will notice that the colors on this lid top show somewhat differently when using a flash on the camera vs. Not (see photos)–also quite unique. This is in incredible, near-mint condition with the Toyo music box mechanism playing flawlessly its beautiful tune, “The Theme from Love Story, ” while both the butterflies and the ballerina spin & circle around the beautiful blue glass stage–SEE VIDEO BELOW! Again, I’ve never seen one with this type movement before! Look over all the Photos as part of the description–enlarge, enhance, magnify them–to judge for yourself the fantastic moving motion of both features shown in the Video, and the fine quality & beautiful workmanship of this unique visual & musical antique treasure! Video will open in a new window. Basically, if you’re not happy, then I’m not happy. Please check out my other items. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes”. The seller is “keystone_antiques” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Toyo
- BALLERINA SPINS & TWIRLS AS SHE CIRCLES WITH THE BUTTERFLIES: AS THE MUSIC PLAYS!
- Time Period Manufactured: 1940-1969
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
- Handmade: Yes
- MOVING COLORFUL BUTTERFLIES & BALLERINA ON GLASS STAGE FLOOR!: NEAR-MINT VINTAGE CONDITION!