Original Vintage Reuge Jewelry/Music Box, Swiss Musical Movement, made in Switzerland by Reuge, not by another company for Reuge. The musical movement is an original Reuge (not Romance or other offshoot) and is a 1.18 meaning it has one musical mechanism/movement that plays 18 notes on an 18-tooth/pin comb. Reuge has discontinued their 18-note movements so new ones direct from Reuge are no longer available. Movement plays A Time For Us from Romeo and Juliet and plays about eight bars of music lasting approximately 3 minutes when fully wound.
Song lasts a little less than 30 seconds and repeats after one full revolution of the cylinder. Music plays when the lid is open. The sound and sound quality are amplified by the movement being on a wooden base in a wooden case and enclosed within a wooden internal divider which allows the music box to serve as a jewelry box as well.
Box was crafted in Switzerland using classic red oak. Box size is 8 1/4 x 6 x 3 inches and weighs 1 lb. A picture of Swiss children in the Alps adorns the top. There is visible wear to the outside of the box, but the inside is like new (please see photographs).NOTE: Please make sure not to overwind this or any music box. The movements, especially Reuge, are highly technical, precise, handmade mechanisms and will lock up if overwound. Sometimes this can be repaired; other times not.
Also, allow music to play until fully stopped before closing lid whenever possible. This will help prolong the life of the movement by releasing the tension rather than closing and allowing the mechanism to sit in tension. This is especially important for vintage music boxes such as this one given their age.Please see photos for details as they are considered part of the description. Video and additional pictures are available upon request. Comes from a smoke-free, pet-friendly home. Message me with any questions. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes". The seller is "angelattictreasures" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.