A rare and adorable vintage Kigu musical powder box with a marcasite ballerina set atop.
This lovely vanity features in just one Kigu catalogue (1960). All the marcasite (pyrite) stones are present and soundly set. The lid is also decorated with golden enamel on guilloche engraving. The original presentation box, pouch, puff, sifter and instruction leaflet are present.
The tune plays beautifully well. The catches and hinges work perfectly. The whole music box is finished in the famed Kigu jeweller's gilt finish and so it will not tarnish or need to be cleaned. Very good condition. The interior case is embellished with complex guilloche engraving. The inner lid bears the Kigu trademark in an oval cartouche, as does the base. Above the winding key "Minuette" in inscribed in an elegant font. The mirror gives a good and accurate reflection. Measures 8.5 cm wide. Weighs 124.8 grams.
Kigu Ltd. described this model as:
"Minuette" Series fitted with excellent Swiss movements.
Great variety of Tunes.
73-92 Musical "Minuette" Compact. Gilt E.T.* pattern with assorted Jewel mounts.
* Engine Turned.
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