Made of Wood and Metal. The music box player is THORENS MADE IN SWITZERLAND MF 28.166. The Wood Case Box is actually an Amplifier of the Music Box. Paint Chipped away on Base.Please see video of the actual music box portion playing. The music box is the original music box from inside this figurine.
It was reassembled after inspection and video recording. The wood box has aging and use wear & tear chip marks. According to the owner it had maintenance done in 1975 by a professional music box repairman & watch jeweler.
He was the one that chipped the paint next to the screw that holds the music box against the wood. When doing maintenance on it, remember that it is hard to put back together at that point. The "ON" switch has to be carefully pulled and held for a note or two and then it automatically shuts off.Then pulled again to be played again. It doesn't play out a whole winding. In later models of this same design figurine they moved the ON switch to a different location.
Please watch the video to see the ON switch in action! Overall Measures approximately 4½ by 7½+ by 3 3/8 inches. Weighs approximately 1 pound 1.8 ounces.
Of the actual item available in this listing. This specific one is about 1965 to 1967. Plays a small portion of the deceptively simple Brahm's Lullaby.
"Wiegenlied" ("Lullaby"; "Cradle Song"), Op. Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) is a region in Saxony Germany (Saxonia) with many villages and artisans that produces folk art and handcrafted items. Blau Wandspieldose - Designed by Grete Wendt and came out in 1959/60 in very limited amounts. Wendt & Kuhn (aka Wendt-Kuehn, Wendt und Kühn, Wendt & Kühn). Started in 1915 and again in re-existence.
Expertic® was a brand name of the GDR which aimed to make the numerous products of the craft businesses and to protect the rights of the producers. The German Democratic Republic (GDR), commonly known as East German or Eastern Germany, existed from 1949 to 1990. Prior to that and after World War I it was a part of the Weimar Republic (Weimarer Republik), 1918. West Germany, Western Germany was also known as the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland, BRD, FRD) until the 1990 reunification with East German, Eastern Germany.
After the end of World War II, Germany was divided into 4 sectors divided among France, Soviet Union, Great Britain, and the United States of America. They also created a 5th sector called Berlin which was also then divided 4 ways. Creating 8 sectors, each country had 2 sectors. Great Britain and USA coorniated their 4 sectors and this combined 2 sectors became known as Bizonia.
In 1949, France agreed to join. In that year that Federal Republic of Germany was formed. The USSR sector did not agree to join. Instead they became Deutsche Demokratische Republik (German Democratic Republic, GRD, DDR, or East Germany). There are many lyrics to the melody.
The first was by Brahms in 1868, then he did another release with his adaptation of an 1849 poem. First edition from Folk Poems (1868), First Verse. Morgen früh, wenn Gott will.
Tomorrow morning, if God wills. You will wake once again.Second Verse, Georg Scherer (1849). Schlaf nun selig und süß.
Schau im Traum's Paradies. Who show you in your dream. Sleep now blissfully and sweetly. See paradise in your dreams.
Johannes Brahms born on May 7, 1833 in Hamburg, German Confederation and died on April 3, 1897 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary Empire. From us in the USA!In some situations some items are not allowed to be sent to your country because of the buyers import laws, buyers please check that an item is allowed to be sent to your country. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gift" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution.