Very Early Antique Musical Snuff Box 2 Air C. 1820 Swiss Rare Painting Scene
January 16, 2019
This little Musical Box is one of the very early types, also used as a snuff box, from about 1820. No makers name, signs or tune names! This musical snuff box would have been carried around in the gentlemans pocket and used as form of portable entertainment! What makes this a little different is the hand painted picture in the lid, decorated with a gold border and gold frame, silver tab and hinge and a tortoiseshell case. One of the main characteristics of this being an early movement is the segmented comb, it is split in to sections rather than one long piece of steel as found on later musical boxes. It also has the teeth going from treble to bass (left to right) rather than bass to treble and the governor top is vertical rather than at an angle, two signs of it being a very early piece. Another is the detail in the music, earlier boxes have much more elaborate arrangements and a gentler tone. Please watch the videos to enjoy this almost 200 year old musical antique! Google : The Music Box Restorer. Below you will find two videos showcasing both airs. Thank you for watching! Very Early Antique Musical Snuff Box. Segmented Comb, Silver and Gold. The item “Very Early Antique Musical Snuff Box 2 Air C. 1820 Swiss Rare Painting Scene” is in sale since Monday, January 14, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Household Collectables\Music Boxes”. The seller is “the_music_box_restorer” and is located in Gloucester. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Theme: Music