There is a certain je ne sais quoi about vintage musicboxes. They speak and sing of a time sadly passed when skilled craftspeopleworked with tools that were honed and forged through years of learning andgrowth. They produced pieces of art that were a feast for all of the senses.Today the myriad workshops that produced these miracles of precision are all largelyshuttered. Their craftspeople have retired or passed while the generation thatmight have naturally filled their shoes have turned their attention to moreprofitable and less demanding careers. Of course, there are still mass-producedmusical movements that tinkle out short bursts of melody However, these onlyremind us of what has been lost and in turn makes those pieces that have survivedthe vicissitudes of time ever more treasured. The gift of a vintage music box speaksnot only of the esteem and affection held for the recipient, but testifies, too, to the heart of the giver. Offered today is a rarely seen large Incolay Stone jewelry box featuring a precision Swiss Reuge 50 note movement playing 4 separate waltzes, Melodies are. Emperor Waltz, V ienna Life, Kiss Waltz, and Treasure Waltz , all by Johann Strauss, Jr. The precision Swiss movement is cased in an Incolay Stone box with a relief image of a masquerade ball on the lid.
Lifting the lid triggers the movement to play as long as the lid is open. Upon closing, the current melody plays to its conclusion and the next melody begins when the lid is lifted again. Box presents very well, with only flaw noted upon close inspection are some minor scratches in the clear interior dust cover over the movement. Incolay Reuge Masquerade Music / Jewelry Box - YouTube. The item "Rare Incolay Masquerade Ball Jewelry / Music Box with 50 Note Reuge Mvmnt.Listen" is in sale since Wednesday, December 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\1970-Now". The seller is "warrenlyn99" and is located in Hemet, California. This item can be shipped to United States.