Plays Nocturne (Chopin). Approximate Size: 5" x 4.25" x 2.5".
Musical Jewelry Box with Tulips Wood Inlay. Hand-crafted in Sorrento, Italy. 18 Note wind-up Sankyo music mechanism, Velvet lined inside, Brass Feet. By Splendid.
This Musical Jewelry Box features hand crafted traditional Italian intarsia (wood inlay). It is still mostly made by hand, using skills and techniques that date back centuries. The beautiful chromatic effects of natural wood, combined with the skilled hand labor of seasoned craftspeople, produce the truly unique result. A variety of natural hardwoods are used, including walnut, briar, ebony, maple, poplar, mahogany, chestnut, rosewood, elm, bobinga, and palisander.
Intarsia - the intricate craft of creating delicate artistic wood inlays, is Sorrento's greatest traditional craft, dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries. Tiny slivers are cut out of selected woods and are colored, shaded, and carefully arranged to create the beautiful mosaics.
Please note: Each music box is inlaid and finished by hand, and no two boxes are exactly alike. There are slight variations in design and finish color.