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Vintage Japanese Lacquer and Mother of Pearl Jewelry/Music Box with Key - Grand Piano Music and Jewelry Box Made in Japan- Vintage Music Box

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GI's returning from the Pacific after World War II brought jewelry boxes home for their families. This one is in the shape of a grand piano. The top of the box is decorated with a landscape in lacquer and mother of pearl. There's a house, a pagoda, two boats, trees, rocks, and Mt. Fuji. There is more mother-of-pearl inlay where the keyboard would be on a real piano. This box rests on three legs.

This jewelry box is also a music box. It plays the Blue Danube Waltz.

There are two compartments lined with red velvet. The key to the lock is included. There is a mirror which is broken at one side. The crack runs towards the middle bottom. There is some loss of lacquer, but the loss is minimal. The original foil label is still on the bottom.

The music no longer plays when the lid is opened. The metal release has to be manually pushed to hear the waltz. Also, the lock works but more often on the second attempt. There is a crack in the lacquer near the front of the box.

The measurements of the box are: 9-1/2" by 5" by 6-1/4".


5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kristi King
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 6, 2018
The pictures do not do this item justice! I love all the fine details, the gold and shamrocks! Thank you so much, can't wait to use it and show it off! Time to have the girls over for a luncheon tea!
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Reviewed by Kristi King
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 6, 2018
Thank you so much, wonderful to do business with you! Absolutely LOVE it.. the green color is just beautiful with the gold!! Thank you so much, Kristi
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Reviewed by Leiah Newman
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 2, 2018
This piece is so perfect! Arrived on time and in great condition! I love it. thank you so much!
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Vintage Japanese Lacquer and Mother of Pearl Jewelry/Music Box with Key - Grand Piano Music and Jewelry Box Made in Japan- Vintage Music Box

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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: Lacquered Wood, Mother of Pearl, Metal, Music Box
  • Feedback: 151 reviews
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