Offered here is a delightful Aluminum Powder Puff Music Box with a bouquet of Applied Flowers on Top. Made of textured aluminum, resembling hammered aluminum but with less depth to the texture, the domed top to the box has a unique circular medallion of formed and applied hard plastic flowers with a large detailed rose in the center. A narrow band of black circles the flowers, and a gold-colored band is about 1/4-inch below it. The base of the box also has a band of black and a band of gold. The musical mechanism is covered on the underside with a thin circle of wood that looks as though it was once painted gold, held on by a trio of wooden feet painted a sea green color. A turn-key at the bottom winds the music box, and a tiny spring releases when the cover is lifted to make the music play. Though I can’t positively identify the tune, it sounds very much like the old song from the late 1930s, Jeepers Creepers.
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This music box is 4-inches tall with the cover on and 3-inches to the rim when uncovered. The box is approximately 5-1/4 inches in diameter.
These boxes were popular circa the 1940s. There is no identifying mark.
The circular box shows the wear and patina of its age, particularly on the black ring around the flowers, but there are no dents and the tune plays well.
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