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Smelling salts music box (vinaigrette)

    Smelling salts music box (vinaigrette)

    Switzerland

    circa 1820

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

    Diameter 2.9 cm; height 1.3 cm, 27 g

    On the cover inner side and in the vinaigrette compartment "G", scratched "изм'; scratched on the lateral surface edge "8605"

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    Gold and enamel miniature cylindrical musical vinaigrette with finely engraved circular case, laurel bands to the base and the cover, highlighted with blue enamel circles, lattice e to the shallow vinaigrette compartment pierced and engraved with a geometric floral design. The music mechanism on / off lever is on the lateral side guilloched surface, an aperture for a spring winding is on the bottom guilloche surface with a leafy ornament and blue enamel inserts. The inner cover surface is mirror-polished, with a hallmark. An openwork lattice is under the removable cover. Its part opened to access the vinaigrette. A miniature music movement consists of a spring mechanism, a program cylinder with pins and steel sound tabs. A steel key has a ring shaped grip and a neck with a swivel ring and a square cross-section rod.

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    Инв.6063/ДПИ