Monday, September 3, 2012

1938 Snow White Animated Round Music Box

Produceded by Thorens Inc (New York) and made in Switzerland, this Snow White animated music box dates from circa 1938. The front side is decorated with blue enamel paint and an applied label depicting Snow White with the forest animals plus castle in background. Above it is a die-cut window that reveals images of the Dwarfs on a tin litho disc which rotates as the box plays the "Heigh-Ho" song.

Wood panel on underside has three "feet" and a built-in wind-up key. Measures 3.25" in diameter and 1.5"tall.

Images via Hakes.

Switzerland imprint on blue side panel.

An example the music box with a red side panel.

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