Mozartkugel music box: 'Snowball'Birth to 99 years
'Snowball' is lacquered semi-matt white all over the beech music ball and the key is also lacquered white.
A turn of the large elegantly shaped key magically produces one of Mozart‘s melodies from inside the solid beech wood ball. The 18-note chime is ‘Voi che sapete’ from ‘Marriage of Figaro’ and plays whether the ball is still on a shelf or rolling across the floor.
(The video shows the Mozartkugel playing half the possible duration. Beech playing and Dark Oak resting).
Manufactured by Siebensachen in Germany in a village on the edge of the Black Forest, the chime is mounted inside premium beech wood that has been fashioned into a perfect sphere. Children and adults alike will love to handle the finely finished music ball and listen to the sound of the melody within.
The only hole in the ball is where the wind-up key enters and although the mechanism remains totally hidden the music will always escape the boundaries of the beech case.
A 20mm diameter metal ring can sit unseen underneath the ball to allow it to rest still on a shelf or mantlepiece.
The New York Times selected Mozartkugel as ‘must-have’ while on show in the MoMA Stores.
- White lacquered limited edition.
- 18-note Mozart melody.
- Solid beech.
- Satisfying wind-up mechanism.
- 'Invisible' cradle stops roll.
- An elegant decorative piece.
- Gift packaging.
- Age range:
- Birth to 99 years (suitable for a nursery decor piece)
- Music ball, small metal ring cradle
- 92mm diameter, solid beech, waxed
- ‘Voi che sapete’ from ‘Marriage of Figaro’.
Assembly and care:
Mozartkugel is a musical piece and not recommended for game play such as 'catch' or meant for direct handled play by babies.
Why we love this toy:
Just a very special, rare gift.