Objects with musical mechanism and automaton

Music box

    Music box

    Switzerland, Geneve


    Jean-Georges Rémond & Company

    Gold, brass, steel, enamel; chasing, guilloche, polishing, champlevé enamel

    5.9 х 3.9 х 2.1 cm, 106 g

    Master's mark: "IC GR" in horizontal lozenge, illegible mark in oval: "PC", scratched on the movement: "219479", mark of restorer on the movement: "F. White 1866 ". On the label: "3/2 07 June 2007 Sotheby's"


    Gold rectangular with rounded corners and a hinged lid. An oval medallion with an image of "trophies of love" over guilloche background and framed with chased floral ornament with dark blue champlevé enamel is on the lid surface. The inner side of the lid and the case are mirror-polished with maker’s marks. Side panels are guilloche with vertical elements of dark blue champlevé enamel; ribs are decorated with stylized flowers in lozenges of champlevé enamel. A knob for turning on/off the music movement is on the rear panel. A guilloched field in a frame ornamented with champlevé enamel leaves and flowers and a pin for spring winding are on the bottom panel. The music movement consists of a spring motor, a program cylinder with pins and steel sound comb with twelve sections of three reeds. The auction label is attached. Key with an oval grip and a cylindrical rod with a square cross section aperture.