4″ w x 3.25″ l x 2″ h
Handcrafted in Sorrento, Italy
“Ballet” artwork by Lena Liu
Tune: “Waltz of the Flowers” (The Nutcracker)
About the Music Box
Old world quality standards are still in the superb construction of this unique high quality wooden music box. Many of the ten to fifteen production techniques used by our Italian craftsmen are still performed in the old fashioned way, by hand. The inner works of each box are carefully formed in a specially treated wood composition that will never warp and then covered in genuine mahogany extracted for the root of the tree where the veining is more distinct. Several steps of meticulous sanding, honing and varnishing are followed by the careful application of the artist’s image to the lid. Each box is lined with plush velvet and all the attractive golden metal parts are treated to avoid tarnishing. Finally, the entire box is subjected to a highly skilled three-step coating process which totally protect it from the elements and insures its everlasting collectibillity.
A beautiful and appropriate musical tune is selected to compliment each image and produced into a musical movement of the highest quality designs and engineering. The movement is inserted into each box to play upon the opening of the lid. The bell-line clarity, richness and true tone quality of these musical works will greatly enhance your enjoyment of this fine music box.
About the Artist… Lena Liu
An artist of unparalleled popularity in today’s collectibles market, Lena Liu’s universal yet personal character in her paintings are enjoyed by art lovers the world over. Beautiful birds, tranquil landscapes, breathtaking floras and music still lifes are among her collectors’ favorites. Lena has been painting since early childhood and her works can now be enjoyed across various media including limited edition prints, collector’s plates, cards, calendars and music boxes. She has often achieved recognition in national shows and exhibits including Artist of the Year. Her collector plate was awarded Plate of the Year and she has also been awarded Canadian Artist of the Year. Lena had her first painting lessons as a child in Taiwan under the guidance of renowned painters and professors. She came to the United States in 1970, studied architecture at the University of Buffalo and later did graduate work at UCLA. Her true passion for painting never left her and in 1977 she began to paint full time. Today she resides with her husband Bill in Maryland in a home designed to accommodate their joint love of art, music and nature. In describing her work Lena explains “I strive to create a sense of poetry and music in my painting like a beautiful song or poem, with that sense of romance. I let what touches my heart through my fingers.”