Barrel Organs

Barrel organ

    Barrel organ

    Germany, Berlin

    G. Bacigalupo

    Mahogany, fabric, brass; painting, carving, casting

    Marks. On the paper label: "Bacigalupo-Sőhne, Berlin No. 58 Schünhauser Allee 74a". On the case inner, front and rear sides: "3176"; inscription on the front side: "Bacigalupo Sőhne, Schőnhauser Allee 74a Berlin No 58"

    The case is wooden, veneered with mahogany, with two hinged lids; corner feet are complemented with brass figured onlays. The case front side is richly carved with foliate patterns, in golden shades and framed by three veins. The facade can be conditionally divided into four sections. The lateral sides and central are bedded from inside with mesh fabric with painting: a pair of vases with flowers and an image of a bird sitting on a flowering branch, a picture with river landscape is below. The pedestal is decorated with carved complicated patterned ornament of stylized leaves and golden curls. A paper label with list of tunes is on the rear lid inner side. A row of thirty-two wooden pipes is inside the case. A crank that is on the case rear side activates the music mechanism.

    Music storage: pinned music barrel.

    Инв.314/ММП