Objects with musical mechanism and automaton

Music snuffbox

    Music snuffbox

    Switzerland, Geneve

    circa 1815

    Jean-Georges Remond & Company

    Gold, steel, brass; guilloche, engraving, chasing

    5.6 х 3.5 х 1.2 cm, 93 gr

    Marks: "I.C." and "G.R." in horizontal lozenge.; scratched with a needle on the lid corner: "№ 4827"


    Gold rectangular snuffbox with rounded vertical ribs and a hinged top lid. A guilloche image of "sunburst" motif is on the lid top side. A geometric ornament with flowers and festoons is along the perimeter of the upper and lower sides. The sides of the body are decorated with a guilloche wavy lines’ pattern, rounded corners are engraved with geometric figures and festoons with leaves. An aperture for the winding key is in the bottom. The inner surface of the snuffbox is smooth, polished. A sliding button in the front side activates the music movement with programmed cylinder and composite steel sound comb. A key grip is with two brass rings and a steel rod.