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Late 1940's/Early 1950s Silver Plated "Take Me Out tot he Ball Game" Music Box - RARE

Baseball Music Box -- THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE AND ELITE HOUSEHOLD ARTIFCT, WITH A BASEBALL THEME.   This mid century music box represents the ultimate in refinement.  This is a 4"x 4"x 5" silver plated over brass metal figural music box showcases the wonderful detailing.  With all the detail that is involved in this piece that it is doubtful to many of these pieces were made.

The music box's three dimensional figural elements include crossed pair of early 1900's bats that are 4-1/2" in diameter and hinged at its center.  Opening the ball reveals a vacant storage area in the lower section and the music box mechanism mounted within the top.  This apparatus is covered by the ornate facing plate (a couple of slow turns on the mechanism's built in key will produce the still fully working box's charming rendition of "TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME".  The outer design of the ball incorporates appropriately placed stitching with floral accents etched into the balls design's Panels.  The bottom has blue felt with 2 stickers. The top sticker states: "Swiss Music Boxes, exclusively by Fred Zimbalist & Co. Cleveland Ohio" - bottom sticker states "Take me Out To The Ball Game Sankyo Orgel" EX+ condition

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