Objects with musical mechanism and automaton

Music box

    Music box

    Great Britain, Newcastle


    Silver, mother of pearl, steel, brass, glass; engraving, casting

    4.6 х 9 х 6.8 cm, 368 gr

    Master's mark “CR”, silver marks of the Newcastle Assay Chamber of 1868, on the key: "10"


    Silver and engraved rectangular mother-of-pearl miniature music box with a hinged lid. Engraved with panels of castles and palaces. Fixing screws heads with washers, oval apertures with tunes changing buttons, on/off switching music movement and an aperture with pin for spring winding are on the bottom panel. Silver marks of the Assay Chamber of Newcastle in 1868 are on the case. The music movement for two tunes with a spring mechanism, a program cylinder and a sound steel comb is covered with glass. The key with the grip in the form of a ring and an oval with a hexagonal plate between them with the number "10" and a square cross-section rod.