Objects with musical mechanism and automaton

Music snuffbox

    Music snuffbox

    Switzerland, Geneva

    circa 1820

    Moulini?, Bautte & Moynier ?

    Gold, brass, steel; guilloche, engraving, polishing, chasing

    9.3 х 5.85 х 2.4 cm, 307 gr

    Master mark “B**” in lozenge on the lid internal side


     Rectangular four body music snuff box, with cropped corners, hinged lid for the snuff compartment, decorated with an engine-turned diamond pattern within a finely engraved foliate border, the side panels and base decorated to match. Brass movement with fusee and chain, pinned cylinder, 60 tuned steel teeth, fly governor, start/stop slide on the side of the case. Punched with partially illegible master mark “B**” in a lozenge