Objects with musical mechanism and automaton

Music snuffbox

    Music snuffbox



    Gold, brass, steel, enamel; champleve enamel, engraving, polishing, chasing

    6.9 х 4.3 х 2.1 cm, 128 gr

    On the lid inner side: "18 К"; in the upper right corner “6645”, “/ zw/ z”; on the lateral surface welt: two owls in oval


    Golden rectangular music snuffbox with rounded vertical ribs and a hinged lid. The guilloched field in the form of horizontal crossing waves within the dark blue champlev? enamel framed with a chased floral border with the elements of dark blue enamel is on the lid and bottom surfaces. An image of a vase with flowers on a matt surface is on the lid. The lateral surfaces with a guilloche and vertical elements of champlev? enamel, a chased ornament is on the vertical ribs. The tunes switch lever is on the front panel on the right; the music movement switch on/off - on the rear panel, an aperture for the spring winding is in the bottom. The inner side of the lid is mirror-polished, with hallmarks. A coneled music movement and tobacco compartment are under the lid. The music movement consists of a spring motor, a program cylinder with pins and steel sound tongues. Key with a hexagonal grip with a frame, dark blue enamel four petals flower and a square cross-section rod.