Amber and Lace Music Box

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Description

Amber and Lace Music Box

Artfully handcrafted from an actual pigeon egg, this exquisite amber enameled music box is adorned with swags of gold lacing, cabochon shaped embellishments and a gold finial on top.

It rests upright on an upholstered rectangular base with ornately fashioned gold legs. The stand and egg are one piece.

Diminutive and extravagantly decorative, it is created in the elaborate style of the world-famous Fabergé eggs designed for the Russian Imperial family between 1885 and 1916.

Small keepsakes or jewelry can be kept nestled in the
soft, fabric lining within. When opened, the music box plays
You Are So Beautiful.

This captivating piece is reflective of the designs seen in the sets and costumes featured in the Met’s production of Modest Mussorgsky’s opera, Boris Godunov.

  • 1 3/4” diameter  x 1 ½ x 3 ¾”  H
  • Handcrafted
     

History

Ballet

In classic or contemporary ballet, dancing may tell a story, express a mood, or simply reflect the music in movement. Ballet as part of staged performances originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th and 16th centuries and from there spread to France. The creation of classical ballet as we know it today occurred during the reign of the art-loving French king Louis XIV in the mid-17th century. During the Romantic era, ballet technique evolved to express new ideas, most notably with women dancing en point, or on their toes, allowing them to appear weightless and otherworldly.
 
Among the choreographers who helped bring ballet into the modern age by exploring new visual and dramatic styles are George Balanchine, Antony Tudor and—bridging the worlds of classical dance and Broadway—Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins.

 

 

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