Barrel Organs

Street organ “Cuculus”

    Street organ “Cuculus”

    Switzerland

    circa 1990

    Wood, metal, brass, steel, leather, glass, plastic, paper; casting, woodwork, lathing, woodcarving

    60 x 47 x 107 cm, 32 kg

    On the case front side: “CUCULUS”

    Street organ in wooden black varnished case slotted ornament on the background of golden plates with a mirror coating, on a pedestal with the corner feet. A slotted inscription "CUCULUS" is on the pedestal front central part. Slotted images of girls with lyres are on the lateral sides. Slotted floral ornament is on the façade bottom part. Thirteen metal golden piccolo pipes with black cover plugs on green background are in the open window. Chiseled columns are on the both sides. A panel and a lid with hinges decorated with slotted ornament and closed with golden plates from inside are above. Polished handles for carrying are on the lateral sides. Slotted images of girls with lyres over golden background are above. The organ is mounted on a trolley with slotted ornament on the rim, wooden handle, leaf springs, and wooden wheels with a metal rim. Paper music rolls in cylindrical green plastic cases with lids are in the box with handle. Six paper music rolls are in the set.
    Music storage: paper music roll.

    Инв.2535/ММП