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This delightful music box has a stylish, contemporary design, featuring Sophie the Giraffe and her friends as they go exploring around Paris, the City of Lights! The music is operated via a wind-up key on the back of the box, and is activated upon opening the box, and stopped by closing it again. The main interior space of the box is lined with soft felt for protecting jewellery or other items, and features a small oval mirror on the inside of the lid, as well as a lovely little Sophie the Giraffe on a spring which pops upright upon opening the box, and spins round and round to the sound of a soothing piece of music (La Valse d'Amelie). A small separate drawer at the bottom of the box, complete with drawer knob for easy access, provides further space for organising items. Made by Trousselier of Orly, France. Trousselier are French makers of classic charming high quality toys and music boxes which add a touch of dream world to any room or space. Sophie the giraffe was born on 25th May in year 1961...Saint Sophie's day. She was an immediate success. Sophie quickly became a “must have” in baby’s essentials. Designed to stimulate the senses and soothe teething gums, parents recognised right away the benefits of this little giraffe for their child. By simple word of mouth, the little giraffe's fame spread. Vulli, a company based in Rumilly in the Haute-Savoie region of France has continued to keep the jealously guarded secret of how this wonder toy is made. Sophie the Giraffe is still "traditionally" produced to this day, a process that involves more than 14 manual operations. Made from 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea tree, Sophie’s flexible, renewable, natural materials and non-toxic paint mean she is a safe and natural teething toy for your little one. Since her creation in 1961 Sophie the Giraffe has wowed over 50 million babies (and parents!) worldwide with her natural beauty and charm, and her retro style has ensured that she has remained fashionable for over 50 years.