About Novelty & Specialty Music Boxes Music Boxes
In the 21st century, music boxes are mostly produced for novelty purposes. These novelty items come in nearly every form; jewelry boxes, clocks, snow globes, figurines, and more. Some music boxes are ornate, with intricate details painted on the lid. Other times, the designs are transparent glass or plastic so that the viewer can see the inner workings of the machine as the music is produced. There are even music boxes with moving parts that spin once the key is turned. Prices vary from a few dollars to several hundred depending on the materials used and the amount of decoration included.