Objects with musical mechanism and automaton

Music snuffbox

    Music snuffbox

    Switzerland, Geneva

    circa 1815

    Jean-Georges Remond & Company

    Gold, turquoise, pearl, steel, brass; polishing, guilloche, chasing, gem stones setting

    5.6 х 3.6 х 1.8 cm, 92 gr

    On the lid inner side: "IC GR " in a horizontal lozenge, unreadable mark in the oval "PC" ?; on the inner edge gold marks: a cock. Running to the left and the number "3"; palms with two with two fingers folded with numbers "4" and "6"


    Gold rectangular snuffbox with music movement, rounded vertical ribs and a hinged lid. The guilloched field in the form of vertical waves framed by a chased vegetative curb is on the lid and the bottom surface of the case. A medallion with an image of a lyre decorated with turquoise and pearls’ cabochons is in the lid center. The lateral surfaces with guilloche in polished frames, chased ornament in the form of stylized pinecones on the vertical ribs. The music movement on / off lever is on the front panel, an aperture for a spring winding is on the bottom panel. The cover inner surface is mirror polished, with hallmarks. A music movement with a spring motor, a program cylinder and steel sound comb. The key with a ring-shaped grip with a small turning ring and a square cross-section rod.