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    Posted 11 years ago

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    This is a very unique item, music box with twirling ballerina inside of a liqour bottle. Has never been opened, music box works. Bottle still has all original labels on it. Has the name LUCAS BOLS 1575. Does anyone have any history of this bottle, a age period of reference or a possible value. Would appreciate the info, thanks

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    1. motherduck1, 11 years ago
      The famous Bols Ballerina bottles were produced between 1957 and the late 70’s. Their popularity was at its peak in the late 1960’s, early 70’s with a production of 60,000 pieces a year (in 1971, for instance, some 30,000 pieces were sold in the USA…)

      There were several versions:
      Contents: 500ml Apricot Brandy, Gold Liqueur, Triple Sec, or Creme de Menthe.
      The ballerina had either a white or a red skirt
      Music: Blue Danube
      The selling price used to be NLG 33,50 (Netherlands)
      Nowadays, the Bols Ballerina has become a popular collector's item.
      The value depends on what a collector is willing to pay
      recent sales (2010) were between $45 USD to $125 USD
    2. Jaspen, 11 years ago
      I have a bottle with a man and a woman ballerinas dancing with music, Does anyone know anything about this bottle?
    3. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 11 years ago
      I have one with a bride and groom dancing to Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing from around 1961. Bols is easy to find, we may never know!
    4. burton main, 11 years ago
      I have a liquior cannibster sort of like a can with japanese figures on it and one man in formal spanish looking cloths holding a document. Big feathers on his hat.The japan people are playing various instuments and serving sokie .A secound man is dressed inmilitary cloths a helment with feathers and her has a long pole or spear. The other man has a cloak with various animals and things.2 of the japanese look as dignatories. I do not know the song.
    5. Edo Graziani, 11 years ago
      Actually velue 4 one bols's bottle, carillon made france, imported by the jos garneau co. new york. Tenks
    6. Bradley Wells, 11 years ago
      I have a 500ml with Bols ballarina. Still in very good condition, brought directly from amsterdam in the late 70's early 80's. It was passed down as a gift from my mother. The Ballarina has a white dress whom still dances on a regular occasion within the Apricot Brandy. Never been opened. Can anyone give me a rough valuation?
    7. c.w.keener, 11 years ago
      hey, i have the same bottle of bols ballerina gold liqueur as in the beginging of this page.she has a red dress on with gold flakes ;and plays music ,which i thinks question is ,,,,is this real gold in this bottle/?????.if so a person would think it would be worth more then 60.00 bucks.thank's for your time carl in n.o.louisiana plesae e- mail me;oh on the bottem of the bottle it has witten ;La Bleu Danube;
    8. Muriel Savoie, 11 years ago
      I have the Bols Ballarina bottle in mint condition (Gold Liqueur) was bought in Amsterdam in the early 70's by my parents and passed onto me in 1990 . I am told by a Dutch friend, they no longer make them and are very valuable, I would love to know more.
    9. vikki, 10 years ago
      I have a bottle it is green with a ballerina and her partner in it just wondered if it was worth anything
    10. Ellen, 10 years ago
      I have the Bols Ballerina bottle with Apricot Liquer. The dress is red. Never been opened, but is evaporating. My husband bought it in the early 70's. Unfortunately, the music box no longer works. Maybe wound too tight. Would like to know if it could be fixed.
    11. Maltamary Maltamary, 10 years ago
      I used to have one minus the liqueur. I gave it to my youngest daughter when she first got married. She gave it to Goodwill along with other stuff when they got PCS orders & had to move. The music box played & the ballerina danced...
    12. Jenni, 10 years ago
      !!! My husband and I just bought one at Goodwill today... Are you from Illinois?
    13. kris, 10 years ago
      i remember a whisky bottle from the early 60s that played loch lohman. i thought it was a haig n haig pinch bottle. could be wrong. i would love to find it again. if ANYONE knows where i can get one please let me know. it is special to me. i will keep checking this site if you can help.
    14. Nita, 10 years ago
      I have a Scottland scotch bottle that is clear with red and black scotage checks on bottom and middle, and the top has a ivory look to it and inside is a bubble and a scottage guy dancing around to music, it has a wind up on bottom of bottle and a on off switch on bottom side of bottle. It I
      Has a labor but hard to read RGBrew 4/5 down further on labor it readsGlen Suey Ltd Clemont Ky, Officers Ebinburgh, it also says distilled and blended in Scotland. Anyone know anything about this bottle? Please help me find out please.
    15. kristy, 10 years ago
      I have the Bols Ballerina bottle! She is wearing a white skirt and the music still works, never been opened!
    16. Maltamary Maltamary, 10 years ago
      AR8Jason is right, I am in Pensacola, Fl & my daughter lived in Va & donated it to her local goodwill up there.
    17. Sandy , 10 years ago
      I have a Bols Ballerina with music box and gold liquor filled. Labels are intact and music box still plays. Ballerina has white skirt. My mother obtained in the the 1950's. Does anyone know the value in U.S. dollars.
    18. anne lamprecht, 10 years ago
      Bottle with metal top and bottom to look like a lattern plays unkown music . bottle has ships on each side. Has a stopper , when taken apart becomes a pourer. made in Japan
    19. ann dimartino, 10 years ago
      i have a bols ballerina bottle ( apricot brandy) is in excellent condition but no alchol is in it could you please tell me what its worth
    20. Peterdrury Peterdrury, 6 years ago
      i dont have a bottle with a dancer in it! i want one. doh.
    21. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      These were from the early 1970's era. My parents got one for an Xmas gift back then, and I think my brother still has it ( unopened ). Still in working order. There are real 22kt gold flakes in it ( if I recall that you were to strain out before drinking) as it said something on the label about that. A Novelty item. Ours was never opened as such a neat item. The music box played, the ballerina turned around, and when you shook it first -- the gold flakes floated around in the heavier liqueur.

      Very neat item. Value, whatever you are willing to pay.

    22. evintagecorner evintagecorner, 3 years ago
      Hello from Greece . I would like to ask some information about the music bottle with the dancers in it . There is a code at the bottom PAT 526692 , what does it mean ;
      Thank you

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