Music box measures about 1.25 by 1.5 inches. It's made of metal that I am assuming is brass. The damascene illustration on the cover is a desert scene and shows a camel, pyramids, palm trees, and a sphinx. Damascene is a process where the scenes are decorated with 18-24k gold patterns.
It is signed "Sankyo" on the turn key on the back. It contains a working Sankyo musical movement. I have played it, and it plays perfectly. The problem is that I recognize the tune but can not remember the name of it.
It has age appropriate wear, but nothing bad. I have not cleaned it, you will receive it just as I did. It is currently on a ball chain, but that can be replaced if desired.
As for the age, I purchased it at an estate sale so that info was not available. If I had to guess, I'd say it's probably from the 1960s.
Delivery will be via USPS First Class Mail. Buyer to pay $3.99 delivery charges. Shipping is from Arizona.
SHIPPING COST INFO:
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased as long as all items can safely fit into a single box. However, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of overpayment. If you are uncomfortable with that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
Also, every January the postal service increases shipping charges. This year, many price increases were a bit steep with some package categories adding as much as a dollar on to an already high shipping charge. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
International shipping charges also took a tremendous leap. International shipping will now depend on the country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.