Barrel Organs

Portable organ

    Portable organ

    Latvia, Ugāle village


    Jānis Kalniņš

    Wood, metal, paper; painting, carving

    58 х 64 х 38 cm


    Wooden barrel organ with the front side richly decorated with golden floral patterns. The feet are decorated with figured brass pads. The central part is divided into four sections. Flower vases  are on the left and right sides. A flowering branch with a bird is in the center. A landscape with the town below is in the center. The inscription: "Jānis Kalniņš, ērļeļbūve, Ugāle" is under the images. A crank is on the backside. The barrel organ is playing eight melodies. The range is 33 tunes. Music media: wooden barrel.