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Reuge musical silver and enamel mandolin brooch, Swiss - Love Story

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Miniature mandolin musical brooch pin by Reuge, Swiss, gilded 800 silver and blue enamel. Circa 1970s. Size: 3 inches length. This little gem is fashioned in gilded silver, with blue enamel, in the form of a musical instrument - a mandolin. Beneath the strings, it has a miniature painting of a pianist. The musical clock-work mechanism is entirely mechanical, and, best of all, it is actually a piece of jewelry that can be worn as a brooch. In working condition, it plays the theme song from Love Story, and is offered in its original red case with label by Reuge. In 1865, Charles Reuge established a shop in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland, to sell his musical pocket watches, and, ever since, the Reuge factory has been known as a preeminent manufacturer of fine music boxes and automatons.