Degas Ballerina Musical Box

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Degas Ballerina Musical Box

The magic of ballet comes to life with this charming music box, featuring Edgar Degas’s painting Dance Lesson on the lid. The interior, lined in white velvet, has compartments for rings and other jewelry. A miniature ballerina spins to a melody from Tchaikovsky’s Domroschen-Walzer.

  • Handmade in Germany
  • Plays Domroschen-Walzer by Tchaikovsky
  • Crafted from burled wood with a glossy finish
  • Dimensions: 9” x 6” x 3”


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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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