Dating thorens music boxes
(Collectors on the Net54message board unearthed outstanding information surrounding these music boxes, which we have used to accurately offer this piece.) It is still not known if these baseball music boxes were produced in limited quantities for retail sale, or were only specially made to order, but given the few examples we have seen, the latter seems more probable.The offered box (6.5 x 6.5 x 7 inches; weighs 4 pounds), which remains in perfect working order, displays only minor surface wear and very light tarnishing, none of which detract in the least from its overall Near Mint appearance.Exquisitely crafted silver-plated baseball music box produced by the Fred Zimbalist Music Box Company.The ornate design features a large "baseball" with a hinged lid, and two crossed "bats," both of which sit upon a diamond-shaped base. :: Type: Painting Medium: Acrylic Style: Pop-Art Subject: Music & Instruments Tags: music pop art haring retro boom box Width: 36.0 Height: 36.0 Depth: 1.5 Weight: 10 lbs Framed: no :: All art on Zatista is original and signed. Original grain-painted case with inlaid rosewood lid.
It is only recently that more information has come to light regarding their manufacturer and period of production.
This is an exceptional baseball display piece and one that would be a welcome addition to any advanced baseball memorabilia or music box collection.
A quality fruitwood case with a glass door allows for viewing the metal discs that play on this upright music box by Thorens of Switzerland.
In almost every instance of a music box designed in this style selling at a public sports auction, the sale prices have exceeded ,000 and even crossed ,000.
We do not know what the true value of this piece is, but we do know that it is exquisite and represents one of the best display pieces of its type we've ever handled!
It must be noted that this is a rare, one-of-a-kind handcrafted piece.