This is a wonderful carved Black Forest music box. It has a classic sprig of edelweiss on the lid as is usually found on items from the Black Forest Alpine region. It measures 5 ¾ inches long, by 4 ½ inches wide, by 3 ½ inches tall. When the lid is opened it starts to play music. The winding key is on the underside of the box. A slip of paper on the underside says the song is “Der Kobu und der Chrigu Jod S’Guggerzytli. Polkalied”. We have been unable to obtain any meaningful translation.
The box is in good used condition. There are the usual minor scratches and abrasions that are acquired over time. The hinged lid opens and closes smoothly. The winding mechanism operates properly as does the musical component. Inside, the “bottom” of the box lifts and tilts so that it can be removed which reveals the musical component. There might have been a lever at one time for shutting off the music when the box closes. That has been replaced with a wire that turns the music on. It continues to play even when the lid is closed and will only stop when it is wound down.
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Black Forest Music Box, Jewelry Box