SOLD!! Vintage Blue REUGE Carousel Music Box Cigarette Lipstick Holder OUTSTANDING!
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Excellent condition. No visible marks anywhere other than needing a light cleaning. Music box is a little tight to wind but works fine.
This particular music box was purchased in the 1940s and handed down from mother to daughter. The blue marble is decorated with white flowers and plays Lara’s theme from Dr. Zhivago.
Reuge music boxes are famous for their classical antique and vintage looks. Handcrafted with mechanical precision, these custom musical instruments are a labor of love. In 1865, Charles Reuge settled in Switzerland to make musical pocket watches. Over the years, with the help of family members and investors, Reuge developed into a mechanically advanced company while still preserving its traditional values and designs.
Charles Reuge’s son, Albert, opened a music box counter for selling Reuge products in 1886. Somehow, the company survived through the war and subsequent economic crisis and built the Reuge Factory in 1930, which is still in use today. By 1983, Reuge Music USA Ltd. was established and it merged with the well-known music box design company Sorrento Specialties. With their collaboration, finely crafted Swiss music boxes, antique musical jewelry boxes, antique ballerina music boxes with Reuge music box songs and other musical collectibles were formed.
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