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Royal Albert Limited Edition - MOONLIGHT ROSE Soup Cup Music Box
Limited Eidtion! Brand New! Full gilding! Facsimile signature of Michael Doulton himself!
I always expect the people I buy from to be honest with me in my purchase, naturally, here, I will try to be as honest as I can in the items I am selling so that you will have the confidence to own this beautiful piece of the Harold Holdcroft legacy. If I have erred or overlook certain details, please inform me immediately so that I may rectify it.
I live in Singapore, Overseas buyer, please note that this set will be posted from Singapore. If the shipping cost to your country is not listed, please email me for an ESTIMATED cost BEFORE you click the "Buy it Now" button. If you are a Singaporean buyer, please self-collect from my home in Yishun only.
Please click on my store button on the top left hand corner of your screen where the name "Warqah's OCR" is located. I am selling a few of my private collection online. If you would like to buy this particular item or any of my other 'Old Country Roses' china pattern, please click my store name as directed. If you would like to know more about the pieces I have in my store, or anything that is not listed here, or any information of the Old Country Roses pattern, please feel free to email me at - WarQah_Ku@hotmail.com. I have also left a few details at the FAQ section in my "Warqah's-OCR" store front. Please click my store name, then the 'FAQ' button, in order to read them. Thank you.
Background on the Moonlight Rose pattern:
A little bit of background on the Royal Albert's MOONLIGHT ROSE pattern. It was first introduced in 1988 as a spin-off from the Old Country Roses Tri-coloured roses design. It was a time to 'stir things up' and create a bit of romance back into the award winning flower design of the the world-famous Royal Albert China pattern that was introduced way back in 1962. So, in the 1980s, Royal Albert's master craftsmen stripped the synonymous red, pink and yellow coloured roses; added hues of blue and indigo; topped it off with with a 22K gold stippling around the edges. Thus, in 1988, the MOONLIGHT ROSE china pattern was born.
Since then, it has a steady following, matching mostly all the patterns of the tri-coloured Old Country Roses with its own variations of indigo, dark and light blue roses.
This auction is for a BNIB (Brand New In Box) Royal Albert Moonlight Rose Soup Cup Music Box. This is a limited edition Musical Box in the Moonlight Rose pattern. When wound, it plays the most popular dance music from the world-famous German composer, Johann Strauss II, called the "Blue Danube".
If you look at it properly, you can see that this beautiful Music Box is actually taken from the Handled Soup Cup and Underplate pattern! The master craftsmen at Royal Albert skillfully added the machinery of the music box in its center. Then another team of master craftsmen pain stakingly covered the whole piece with hand-crafted flowers and leaves and painted them lovingly in shades of blue and indigo. As a result, every piece has a slightly different sculpted roses combinations. When you buy this RARE collector's item, you will know that you are buying a one-of-a-kind collection from the Royal Albert's Moonlight Rose design.
The most unique thing about this piece is the gold-inked facsimile signature of Michael Doulton himself! And since it is a limited edition, every piece is numbered. That means that this particular line was not mass-produced like their other china pieces. Production was only for 6,000 pieces. This particular piece roughly numbers half of that. There is only one particular number in running order. So, rest assured that you are buying an authentic, one-of-a-kind 'magical' piece from the Royal Albert company.
I do not have other matching pieces from the Moonlight Rose pattern. But, I do have others in the Old Country Roses pattern. Please check out the rest of the items in my store.
Since this beauty is Brand New piece, I can find no cracks, chips or broken spot anywhere. There is also no evidence of restoration work done either. It is an EXCELLENT, FIRST QUALITY Bone China with not a scratch through the backstamp or anywhere else on its pristine, smooth surface to indicate otherwise. Put it on your dresser. Your nightstand as you fall asleep listening to the tinkling of the Blue Danube music. Or simply as a center piece on your dining table, it will surely turn heads!
! IMPORTANT !
Due to the fragile nature of this Music Box, it is recommended that you handle it with care when cleaning. Although it is recommended that you 'hand-wash' this item, I personally do not recommend that. Be EXTRA CAREFUL when wiping into the little crevices because I fear that you will accidentally break a tiny corner off the petal or leave. I would suggest running the available surface over with a soft feather duster briskly. Then when the dust is no more visible, wet a corner of a soft cloth and go over the surfaces GENTLY. I think this way, it would prolong the life of your precious Music Box. If you are the more 'adventurous type', although not recommended, you could also try to vacuum the visible dust off quickly at the LOWEST setting of your vacuum cleaner. This would be a faster way of 'cleaning' the dust off, but be careful that you do not overdo it or you will disturb the mechanism of the music inside.
Please note that because of the mechanism involved to make this unique Collector's Edition, this piece is heavy. The backstamp clearly states that this particular design of Music Box was manufactured in CHINA the year 2006.
This elegantly crafted piece approximately measures:
* 1 pc Soup Cup Music Box - 6" Length x 6" Width x 4" Height
Singapore buyer, please pay by PAYPAL in USD ONLY, thank you. You are to SELF-COLLECT the item from my home in Yishun ONLY. NO meeting in public places. Please call in advance to fix a convenient time for us to meet. If you wish for me to hand-deliver the item to ONE Singapore address, please read the following clause. Please note that I will NOT be able to meet you outside of my home under any circumstances.
Additional Delivery Charge for Singaporeans:
I will send you a separate PayPal invoice for SG$25 when you opt for the Delivery Service. This service is available only on a Saturday. The time will be fixed at ONE agreed time and ONE local Singapore address, irregardless of the total bill. So, the more you buy, the more you SAVE on delivery!
Overseas buyer is to pay by PAYPAL ONLY in USD, thank you. Please ask for the estimate postage charge BEFORE you make a bid. I can only give you a CONFIRMED postage charge after your purchase has been confirmed. If you would like to buy more items, please wait for my final PayPal invoice. Multiple purchase is available up to a maximum weight of 10-20kg (depending on your postage zone). You would have to sign for all the boxes that you receive as prove that the items arrived safely to you. Insurance is available upon request. Please note that postage cost to some countries are just too expensive. If you have your own courier service or know of any cheaper alternative courier, please let me know BEFORE you buy. I will try to accommodate your shipping request whenever possible. I will pack the items as securely as the box will allow me to. To save on cost, I will use recycled materials where ever possible. I will also combined shipping on multiple items. However, I will NOT be held responsible for any damage items received, lost parcels or taxes incurred in your own country. If you are not comfortable with this term, please DO NOT buy.
Insurance is available for both normail Airmail and the Speed Post delivery at an additional US$15. Claimable, subject to the terms and conditions laid out by the Singapore Post.
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